Open level introduction to Swing Music
This workshop is for everybody who has an interest in music. It will focus on the evolution of the swing feel over history and show how the rhythm section developed over time and how the horn players interacted with them. Explore and develop your ears and learn more about the greatest music on earth… Swing!
This workshop will be more demonstrative and informative.
Band workshop – for already established swing or trad jazz bands and musicians.
In this interactive workshop we will have a closer look on how to play the swinging feel that is so typical of the swing era music. Nicholas Ball will talk about his approach to drumming and working in the rhythm section. He’ll also share how a relaxed or energetic feel affects the rest of the band and how the other musicians can use and interact with that. The second part of the workshop can become more of an open forum where anything related to playing for dancers can be covered.
Even for very fine swing jazz musicians the insights of Nicholas and Steve can be very valuable. Their band is very high on demand in Europe’s dance scene because of their specific rooted, yet fresh way of playing. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear all their secrets.
If you’re not a professional musician, but you’re interested in the topic, you’re welcome as an audience to look on.