Intro to Jazz Improvisation

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 pm 7/10 - 8/14 (6 weeks)

Intro to Jazz Improvisation
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Wed
Instructor Joe Hartnett
Status inperson event

This fun, hands-on introductory course in jazz improvisation helps students build the foundational skills necessary to play improvised solos over common jazz chord progressions. This class is a great first step for students with little or no previous jazz improvisation experience who are interested in joining one of our jazz ensembles. Prerequisites: facility on an instrument, and knowledge of major and minor scales; major, minor, and dominant 7th chords.


About Joe Hartnett

B.F.A. Jazz Performance, New School University, NYC. A former student of Dave Glasser, Jon Gordon, and Tony Malaby, Joe Hartnett has performed with Brass Magic, Zongo Junction, Fatso, Danny Fisher-Lockhead Large Ensemble, and others at venues and festivals such as SFJAZZ, The Kennedy Center, Irving Plaza, Telluride Jazz Festival, and the San Jose Jazz festival, to name a few.