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Monday, December 03, 2007

Back 2 the Round

The School of Music at The Edna Manley College present " JAZZ IN THE ROUND 2K7 " , a end of semester concert on Sunday December 9th, 2007 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Round at the School of Music. The featured performers will be the second year Certificate and Diploma JAZZ IMPROVISATION STUDENTS of guitarist and lecturer Maurice Gordon.

This is a concert to showcase and examine the talent and efforts of all students involved in the study of jazz and improvisation at The School of Music/ Edna Manley College. This concert will feature several groups performing in Piano Trios or Quartets with the addition of singers and other instruments. Students will be evaluated by lecturer Maurice Gordon and a panel. They will be graded on their ability to swing, spontaneously create music, and to perform with some authenticity in the idioms studied.

Jazz Improvisation as taught by jazz guitarist and lecturer Maurice Gordon at School of Music, involves the study of improvising over a variety of jazz styles and related music which is performed in the context of jazz. The students study the technique of improvisation and learn a common repertoire to help prepare them for the working world. Gordon uses various musical styles as a vehicle for improvisation, these include, mento, reggae, blues, Jamaican Popular music and various jazz styles.

The public is being invited to come out and enjoy some good " food for the ear" for a small contribution which will be used towards the purchasing of equipment and books for the Jazz department.

The public is being encouraged to dress casual and bring something to sit on the beautiful, comfortable and well manicured lawn of the Round of School of Music.

The Edna Manley College is the centre of excellence in the arts and provides a physical and academic environment that epitomizes the spirit of the arts.

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