Additional clinics by the Lawrence Jazz Faculty


John Daniel

“Brass in the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo”

Saturday, Nov. 5th
9:00 am-10:00 am
Stansbury Theatre

Develop jazz style, explore jazz improvisation and learn about practical considerations including choice of mouthpieces.

Steve PeplinSteve Peplin
“The Electric Guitarist’s Survival Guide”

Saturday, Nov. 5th
9:00 am-10:00 am
Music Drama Center, Room 254

Steve Peplin hosts this clinic which covers the primary musical elements and their applications through the electric guitar. These include tone, effects, harmonic concepts, rhythm, melodic variation, counterpoint, various genres, practice schedules and more. All instrumentalists welcome.

Matt TurnerMatt Turner ’89, Director of IGLU and Jazz Band

“Improvisation: Keeping it Safe and Simple”

Saturday, Nov. 5th
10:00 am-11:00 am
Music Drama Center, Room 254

This session will introduce improvisational techniques with a focus on exploring your instrument to create soundscapes, Arabic taqasim, and riff pieces.

Janet Planet

“What Makes it Jazz?”

Saturday, Nov. 5th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Music Drama Center, Room 259

This vocal clinic will demonstrate some of the approaches and stylistic choices that singers make in the jazz genre.
What choices can singers make to embrace the sound of jazz vocalizing?  What differentiates the sound of jazz singing from other forms of vocalizing?  How words are used and techniques that show singers how to improve tone, rhythm and range.  Led by Janet Planet and Lawrence alumnus, John Harmon ’57.

Mark Urness, bass

Bill Carrothers, piano
Steve Peplin, guitar

Dane Richeson, drums

“Working together: Listening and Grooving in the Rhythm Section”

Saturday, Nov. 5th
3:30-4:30 pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

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