Jazz fans can rejoice at “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” this fall at the Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus. Talented jazz musicians will discuss their work, perform, and provide tips to any aspiring musicians or aficionados. This casual workshop presented by the Music Department will also allow guests to perform alongside professional artists.
The series starts on Sept. 21 and runs until Nov. 23, 2010. The following workshops are on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Room 106 of the Humanities Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
Amir ElSaffar, Sept. 21
The acclaimed Iraqi-American composer, vocalist, trumpeter and santour player will conduct a workshop on Arabic music. ElSaffar fuses the style of his cultural background with contemporary music.
Helen Sung, Oct. 19
Pianist and composer Helen Sung will lead a class on jazz improvisation. Sung is a winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition. She is best known for her work in jazz, classical and pop music.
Bobby Sanabria, Nov. 2
Learn about Afro Cuban music from Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria. This jazz drummer is also a composer, arranger and professor.
Justin Binek, Nov. 23
Jazz vocalist Justin Binek will conduct a workshop on vocal jazz. He is currently the head of Vocal Jazz Studies at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
The Long Island University Brooklyn campus is located between Willoughby Street and Dekalb Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. For more information on the free jazz workshops or concert series, call (718) 488-1874.
“Jazz Luminares Conducting Free Music Workshops at Brooklyn Campus This Fall,” Long Island University