One Man’s Introduction to Jazz

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What’s it all about?

What the hell is jazz? How is something recognised as ‘jazz’ when other music is just random notes? The emergence of jazz in the 20th century has seen a unique form of self-expression evolve. This class will dive into discussion about this amazing art and uncover some of the mysteries behind the improvisatory spirit.

What will we cover?

With a lot of listening, we will attempt to briefly cover the history of jazz and how it has evolved to the present day. We will also discuss attitudes towards jazz and ways we can enjoy the music. Once this introductory class is complete, you hopefully will be ready to further explore this stimulating and inspiring musical style with infinite rewards on offer!

Who will be teaching?

Mark is a recent graduate of Melbourne Uni, completing a diploma of Contemporary Music Performance on the guitar. He was raised from an early age on classical music through the violin. Over the last few years he has played in jazz and blues bands and is currently developing his own group. Mark is passionate about musical education and making different styles easily accessible to others.