Saturday, August 5, Noon - 2 pm (in-person)
|Department||Theory and Improvisation|
This workshop will examine classic jazz transcriptions, dissecting their intricate structures and nuances. We will then break free from the confines of repeating the same vocabulary, encouraging you to create original jazz language inspired by the masters of the genre. We will study the music of Wynton Kelly, Kenny Kirkland, Bill Evans, and John Coltrane, among others. Together, we will delve deep into the language of jazz, unlocking the secrets of legendary jazz masters and incorporating their techniques into our own unique musical vernacular.
Omree Gal-Oz is a seasoned musician who began captivating audiences in the Bay Area at the young age of 13. His musical journey started with the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco under the guidance of Dr. John Calloway and Arturo Riera. During his formative years, he showcased his talent in various ensembles, including the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars and the prestigious CJC program for high schoolers. Pursuing his passion, he further honed his skills at USC in Los Angeles, studying piano with acclaimed artists like Russell Ferrante, Alan Pasqua, and Bob Mintzer. Gal-Oz’s talent has allowed him to share the stage with renowned musicians such as Eric Harland, Greg Johnson, Mark Turner, and Marcus Printup, among many others.