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December, 20, 2019
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM


Meeting Room W192


Jamey Aebersold

Jamey Aebersold

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Playing JAZZ Is Easy

Clinic Synopsis:

Playing jazz is taking music from your mind and playing it on your instrument or voice. Singing medodies is easy but putting those mental melodies onto instruments takes a little practice and organization. I'll show you how to best apply your practice time in order to achieve maximum results when you take a solo. All music is made of bits and pieces of scales and chords. Jamey will show you how to form a solo that is creative and spontaneous.

Jamey Aebersold - Biographical Information

Jamey Aebersold was born July 21, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana. He attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with a Masters Degree in Saxophone. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University in 1992. He also plays piano, bass and banjo. In 1989, the International Association of Jazz Educators inducted Jamey into their Hall of Fame at the San Diego convention. With this award, Jamey joins other jazz luminaries such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and others. In 2007, Jamey was awarded the Indiana Governor's Arts Award by Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana. On October 4, 1987, CBS' "Sunday Morning" with Charles Kuralt and Billie Taylor featured Jamey with the Summer Jazz Workshops in an exciting jazz educational segment. Jamey Aebersold was the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz. For more information, please visit the NEA Website. In December 2004, The Midwest Clinic bestowed upon Jamey the "Medal of Honor" in Jazz Education. Jamey has been a driving force in America's native art form, Jazz, and continues to kindle the fires of musical imagination in those with whom he comes in contact.