As part of Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience, join the artists-in-residence for a Blues workshop on Monday, June 13 from 1:30-5 p.m. for players of all levels. Learn how to use the Blues progression in your playing, applying different patterns and blues melodies, and improvise using various techniques in harmony, melodies, and grooves. Through a series of break out sessions, large group demonstrations, a master class, and a jam session, participants will develop their craft in playing the Blues in various styles, understanding the human voice as a vehicle of interpretation, explore legendary Blues artists and their recordings, and more.
This workshop is a great opportunity for those wanting to expand their playing, or simply learn more about the blues and their instruments or voice.
Registered participants are encouraged to attend the Chautauqua Lecture: The Blues Journey with saxophonist Chris Coles at Orchestra Hall on Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. in Orchestra Hall as part of their Blues experience. Special 8 p.m. Jazz Backstage programs end the days at Hoover Auditorium. Workshops participants are encouraged to attend these evening concerts and will be invited up to close out the night with a jam tune.
Registration begins May 1.
Workshop fee: $35 ($20 for those with a Chautauqua Season Pass)
School Groups and groups larger than 5 should call the Programming Office at 419-798-4461, ext. 259 for special registration rates.
Lakeside’s Jazz Week is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2022 Arts Resiliency Initiative Community grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.