Intro to Jazz Piano

Mondays 6:30 - 8 pm 7/8 - 8/12 (6 weeks)

Intro to Jazz Piano
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Mon
Instructor Joe Hartnett
Status inperson event

Learn to play jazz standards and the 12-bar blues by studying jazz chord voicings and improvisation techniques. In this hands-on, interactive course, students explore a range of essential comping and soloing techniques in a supportive group setting. Personalized coaching is available for all class members. The class meets in the Jazzschool piano lab, where each student is seated at their own electric piano.

Prerequisites: basic piano proficiency, knowledge of major scales, ability to play root-position major, minor, and dominant 7th chords in all keys, ability to read treble and bass clefs.


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.