Rhythmic Tension and Release in Jazz Improvisation with Rob Ewing

Saturday, 8/3, 2 - 4 pm

Rhythmic Tension and Release in Jazz Improvisation with Rob Ewing
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sat
Instructor Rob Ewing
Status online event

Explore concepts for creating more compelling, engaging, and communicative jazz solos through the use of rhythmic tension and release. Expand your rhythmic vocabulary as we draw inspiration from master musicians of multiple eras and styles and our own ideas and imaginations as a group. We’ll investigate a range of rhythmic devices in the context of melodic improvisation over vamps and chord progressions. Using a range of techniques, from simple to more complex, we’ll explore ways to give your playing an increased sense of forward motion and rhythmic excitement. From “goal notes” to implied polymeters and much more. Open to all musicians with a foundational understanding of jazz improvisation. Bring your instrument if you want to try out concepts during the session. 

Early Workshop Registration Encouraged! 
Prices increase by $15 48 hours before each workshop.

About Rob Ewing

Rob Ewing, bassist, trombonist, and composer, serves as the director of the Jazzschool at California Jazz Conservatory. As a bandleader, he leads Junior Reggae, a unique fusion of jazz and reggae, helms Disappear Incompletely, an electro-jazz project reinterpreting the music of Radiohead, and wrangles Sifter, an improvising composer collective. Ewing is also the bassist with The Humidors, famed for their funk and soul grooves, and trombonist with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, a prominent Bay Area modern big band. Additionally, Ewing regularly performs with the Local Edition Orchestra, the Honor Brass Band, and the Dick Bright Orchestra. His
collaborative spirit has led him to perform and record with notable acts such as The Wedding Band alongside Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, as well as STS9, The Slip, The Barr Brothers, Tune-Yards, Sean Hayes, the Marcus Shelby Orchestra, Jordan Glenn’s BEAK, Tony Danza, The Kasey Knudsen Sextet, and Brass Magic, among others.