Jazz Piano 2

Mon. 8:15–9:45 pm 4/1 – 6/3 (9 weeks) no class 5/27

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Jazz Piano 2
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Mon
Instructor Bob Karty
Status inperson event

In this continuation of Jazz Piano 1, you’ll learn more advanced chord voicings, soloing techniques, and standard reharmonization techniques. 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: ability to play 3-note voicings with proper voice leading through a jazz standard (e.g., “All the Things You Are” or similar), ability to improvise on a 12-bar blues in time, playing 3rds and 7ths in the left hand.

Required text: Jamey Aebersold Play-along Vol. 54, Maiden Voyage, and The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. (Please purchase class texts from your preferred online retailer.)

An audition is required; please email rob@cjc.edu to schedule your audition before registering.

This class meets IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.

About Bob Karty

B.A., Biology, Reed College. Pianist, composer, recording engineer, producer. Performed with Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, world-jazz sextet Tanaóra, Conjunto Karabalí (led by Michael Spiro & Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo). Founding member of Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, one of the few authentic charanga orchestras outside of Cuba, with whom he performed for over 15 years and recorded three albums. bobkarty.com