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Jazz Combo Only

Tucson Jazz Institute

Friday, August 1, 2014 - Monday, June 1, 2015
Tucson Jazz Institute 6061 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 121 TucsonAZ  85711
Friday, August 1, 2014 - Monday, June 1, 2015
Tucson Jazz Institute 6061 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 121 TucsonAZ  85711

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What's Included

TJI's combo program focuses on the inner workings of improvisation and is an essential part of our students' jazz education. While the main focus is learning to improvise, classes invariably incorporate jazz history, theory, and harmony while providing concrete methods and ideas for students to practice at home. Learning jazz is not unlike learning a foreign language and is taught in a similar fashion: by learning vocabulary and being immersed in an environment where they are able to use it. In addition to ideas given to them in class, students are encouraged to listen to as much jazz as possible and learn ideas from recordings. We then help the students to understand the theory behind what they have learned and aid them in incorporating those ideas into their solos.

About This Organizer

The Tucson Community Music School is home to the award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute, Tucson Symphonic Winds, and recording label TJI Jazz. We are dedicated to music education taught by seasoned professionals in a positive and stimulating environment. We offer music classes in jazz combo, jazz big band, and music technology, as well as private lessons for students of all ages. In addition to classes, we create an opportunity for students to share ideas, practice, record, sit in with instructors on professional performances, and travel. We routinely take our students to various jazz festivals and competitions around the world earning top awards.

Organizer Info

  • Tucson Jazz Institute

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Tucson Jazz Institute 6061 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 121 TucsonAZ  85711
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