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2024 WORKSHOPS

BATHURST SESSIONS

SATURDAY 25TH MAY

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MORRISON

 

In John's workshop, 3 bands will perform 2 tunes each to receive feedback and tips for improvement with focus on getting that authentic big band sound. 

 

VOCAL/CHOIR SESSIONS WITH JACKI COOPER

The Big Band Singer 

 

Singing big band repertoire is more than just learning the melody and lyrics. Learn the key steps to singing a big band chart authentically. 

The Big Sing 

 

In this session, you can take a break from playing your instrument and learn a jazz choir chart. We will be learning "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma Baby" by Louis Jordan. 

 

Hear it! Sing it! PLay it!

 

Leave your instruments at the door and come ready to sing. This vocal workshop is designed to get instrumentalists to use their voice to practice their charts. They will learn to sing a big band chart using appropriate jazz language and phrasing as well as learning some fun warm up songs. 

Vocal Masterclass

Come prepared with a song of any genre (use backing track or sing unaccompanied) to get feedback on vocal technique and performance. 

 

FREESTYLING WITH ANDREW ROBERTSON

 

Improvisation workshop. Discover simple methods to build your improvising skills in the beginner/intermediate session, or add to your existing improv skills in the intermediate/advanced workshop. 

 

BIG BAND JAM WITH ERIC DUNAN

 

Eric will run the big band jam with a great selection of charts to challenge everyone’s sight-reading skills. 

Big Band Jam sessions are aimed at beginner-intermediate readers who want to have some fun reading new charts while the Sight-reading Smash Out is aimed at those wanting more of a reading and playing challenge. 

SUNDAY 26TH MAY

MASTERCLASSES

Woodwind - Andrew Robertson

Rhythm Section - John Morrison

Brass - Eric Dunan

Vocals - Jacki Cooper

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

All About Big Band - presented by John Morrison

$50 for teachers not already registered for BBB

WAGGA SESSIONS

SATURDAY 15TH JUNE

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MORRISON

In John's workshop, 2 bands will perform 2 tunes each to receive feedback and tips for improvement with focus on getting that authentic big band sound. 

VOCAL/CHOIR SESSIONS WITH JACKI COOPER

Practically Perfect

A practical session focussing on vocal technique - warm ups, breathing, vocal care, and scat singing.

All welcome. 

The Big Sing 

 

In this session, you can take a break from playing your instrument and learn a jazz choir chart. We will be learning "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma Baby" by Louis Jordan. All welcome. 

Show Time!

Participating choirs can strut their stuff in this performance workshop to get feedback and advice 

Vocal Masterclass

Come prepared with a song of any genre (use backing track or sing unaccompanied) to get feedback on vocal technique and performance. All welcome. 

BIG BAND JAM WITH ERIC DUNAN

 

Eric will run the big band jam with a great selection of charts to challenge everyone’s sight-reading skills. 

Big Band Jam sessions are aimed at beginner-intermediate readers who want to have some fun reading new charts while the Sight-reading Smash Out is aimed at those wanting more of a reading and playing challenge. 

FREESTYLING WITH CON CAMPBELL AND PETER LOTHIAN

 

Improvisation workshop. Discover simple methods to build your improvising skills in the beginner/intermediate session, or add to your existing improv skills in the intermediate/advanced workshop. 

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE

MASTERCLASSES

Woodwind - Con Campbell

Rhythm Section - John Morrison

Trumpets - Eric Dunan

Trombones - Peter Lothian

Vocals - Jacki Cooper

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

All About Big Band - presented by John Morrison

$50 for teachers not already registered for BBB

 


 

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