SJW Saturdays, No. 3
Saturday, December 19, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Valerie Troutt: Black Women in Jazz, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The contributions black women have made to jazz throughout its history are manifold, influential, and powerful. In this 90-minute live presentation, SJW faculty artist and vocalist Valerie Troutt will discuss the lives and work of several of the mist influential black women artists, as well as play music that will leave a lasting impression on you.
JJ Kirkpatrick: The New Orleans Jazz Trumpet Family Tree, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
New Orleans is where it all started. One of Nola’s favorite sons (Louis Armstrong himself) was once described as “the source and the river” of jazz. It’s no surprise that among the great practitioners of the art are dozens of amazing trumpet players from New Orleans. Trumpet master and SJW faculty member JJ Kirkpatrick will give you a fascinating tour of this royal lineage, and he’ll play some music that will blow the roof off.
NEW PROGRAM How to Learn Jazz Tunes Quickly, with Steven Lugerner, NEW TIME 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
In this live online presentation for aspiring young jazz players, Steven Lugerner will show you how the pros learn jazz compositions and standards quickly by:
- recognizing song forms
- analyzing key centers
- choosing improvisation approaches
- recognizing chord progressions and patterns
- memorizing melodies
- listening to classic recordings
Steven will use this approach when he teaches SJW’s new online class for young musicians aged 18 and younger: the Miles Ahead Institute.
From Friday, December 18 through Sunday, December 20, you’ll have access to pre-recorded video content by SJW faculty members, including:
- Terrence Brewer on Jazz History: lectures on John Coltrane and Nina Simone.
- Joshua Redman, Taylor Eigsti, and Eric Harland: “Influences and Inspirations” Three of SJW’s favorite instructors and performers in an engaging panel discussion, hosted by Jim Nadel.