CGOA Jazz Collective presents A Jazz Performance Clinic with the Mel Brown Septet
Ahead of their evening performance with CGOA’s Jazz Collective Big Band, the Mel Brown Septet will be holding a series of clinics for instrumentalists of all ages, middle school through adult.
Portland area drummer Mel Brown is a jazz institution, having played with such musical luminaries as Stevie Wonder and George Harrison. His bop-focused Septet is “a group of musicians that could stand shoulder to shoulder with any player making the rounds in New York City, London, Tokyo or Paris”.
Mark Steighner, CGOA artistic director and leader of the Jazz Collective says that the afternoon clinics will be focused on both jazz technique as well as general musicianship and will be organized in instrumental groups (saxes, low brass, trumpets, and rhythm section). Those attending should expect high quality instruction and insights from master musicians.
The clinics run from 2 pm-4 pm at Wy’east Middle School, with check in and registration starting at 1:15. Anyone interested in participating should contact Corin Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org
The clinics precede an evening performance with the Jazz Collective Big Band which features Mel Brown and the Septet as guest artists. For tickets and information about the concert, go to the CGOA website at gorgeorchestra.org