Vocal Improvisation with Stephen Saxon – Rhythm Changes
Rhythm Changes — Probably the second most common set of chord changes in jazz, “I’ve Got Rhythm” and its variants have been recorded thousands of times and by just about every jazz player. Alternate melodies include Salt Peanuts, Anthropology / Thriving on a Riff, Oleo, The Flintstones, Lemon Drop, Lester Leaps In, Shaw Nuff, and hundreds more. Learn how to get inside of these changes and become more comfortable improvising, trading, and having musical conversations over Rhythm Changes.
January 27, 2013 Noon – 3 pm
$50 advance purchase/$65 day of the workshop
Stephen Saxon is a singer and trumpet player who has performed jazz, classical, klezmer, and cantorial music over a professional career that began in the 1970s. He has performed and/or recorded with Chet Baker, Michael Brecker, Chanticleer, Richie Cole, David Grisman, Dave Gruisin, Kitka, Bill Henderson, KlezX, Abbey Lincoln (Aminata Moseka), Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, Ed Reed, Martha Schlamme, Gunther Schuller, Michael Tilson Thomas, Craig Taubman, Mal Waldron, Andy Williams, John Williams, and Frank Zappa, among others.