On June 15, noon-2:00pm, Paul Klemperer will lead a free workshop: “Using Blues In Jazz.” The 2-hour workshop, sponsored by Diverse Arts Culture Works and the Austin Jazz Alliance, is aimed at beginning to intermediate players who want to learn jazz, but may be coming from other musical styles like rock, blues, folk and classical. Some knowledge of basic major and minor chords, and the minor pentatonic scale, is helpful but not essential.
Paul will demonstrate melodic and rhythmic phrases that occur in many jazz tunes, and are helpful for playing solos over various jazz song forms. Participants can bring their instruments and will have a chance to play.
This workshop is an introductory sample of other workshops and classes offered by Paul. Handouts and links to helpful online PDF’s will be available.