The third edition of Jazz @ The Red Dot returns with a faculty of top jazz musicians from New York, comprising Aaron Goldberg (Piano), Matt Penman (Bass), Leon Parker (Drums) and John Ellis (Saxophone).
The four-day workshop will run from 9 to 12 August at Goodman Arts Centre, comprising classes such as Instrument Class, Master Classes, Integrated Ear Training-Theory, Ensemble Practices, and Jazz Listening. JARD caters to all jazz students or any individuals interested in playing jazz, at any level of experience. The workshops are proudly supported by the National Arts Council and local jazz enthusiasts based in Singapore.
Local vocal powerhouse Alemay Fernandez and guitarist Andrew Lim, who are part of the jazz faculty at LaSalle College of the Arts, will be assisting in the classes.
As per tradition, a highlight of Jazz @ The Red Dot is the performance put up by the international faculty. Aaron Goldberg Trio, with Special Guest John Ellis, will be at the Esplanade recital Studio on 10 August 2019, 8.30pm. Tickets are on sale at https://jardaarongoldbergtrio.peatix.com/
Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his "quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic," Aaron Goldberg is one of jazz's most compelling pianists. He is a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and William Paterson University, and a frequent clinician at conservatories, universities and workshops worldwide.
Vocal faculty Alemay Fernandez explains, "JARD is special in the way that it is an intensive 4 day learning workshop where you don't just get expert advice from some of the best Jazz practitioners in the world, but you also get to know them as people and learn by performing with them. Opportunities like that don't come along all the time, so it's really a no-brainer for anyone interested in improving their skills and knowledge while having lots of fun!"
For the first time this year, the Jazz Listening session will be open to the public. "We hope to bridge the gap between musicians and non-musicians by promoting jazz as a language that can be learnt regardless of your musical background. Each of the New York faculty members will share about jazz history, must-know records, what to listen out for, and their personal experience as artists," notes the workshop's manager, Clarice Handoko.
The first of its kind in Singapore, and organised by Jazz Asia, Jazz @ The Red Dot provides jazz enthusiasts, students and practitioners with opportunities to learn, practice and experience jazz with international jazz performers.
The programme was inspired by the network of Jazz workshops spanning across jazz nodes such as New York City, London, Venice and Tel-Aviv, to name a few. In these cities, jazz musicians and enthusiasts have created a vibrant and grow jazz community by playing host to top jazz musician-educators to share their knowledge to both the aspiring and seasoned jazz musicians.
Registrations for Jazz @ The Red Dot workshop are now open will close on 2 August 2019 International and local student concessions. For more information, visit https://www.jazz-asia.com/