On November 23, 2022, the Joy of Jazz will bring the enchantment of jazz to the next generation with a workshop on empowered skills. The workshop’s goal is to equip young people who are studying music or who have aspirations of a career in music with useful information and perspectives. In addition to teaching practical, applicable, and valuable skills, the course fosters a friendly environment where young people can interact with professional musicians. Throughout the course of the day, a group of Grammy-winning artists will alternately instruct students on important topics and academic disciplines.
Free-Kiba drummer, composer, and producer, Dr. Sello Galane will start the programme with a session on “Introduction to improvisation”. The lesson makes use of games and activities to allow students to understand music away from instruments. This aims to help with expanding the imagination and techniques for practice and performance.
Guitarist, composer, and song stylist, Selaelo Selota will present on Ears without Tears. A lesson that aims to help improve the connection between aural and theoretical skills of students’ approach to playing in small and larger group settings.
Multi-award-winning vocalist, Gloria Bosman on How to play anything with confidence while composer and guitarist, Billy Monama will present a lesson themed, “Ensemble is the way to go.”
The workshop is also designed to allow students to build relationships with the musicians as mentors as they grow. The workshop, as an investment in the future careers of young musicians, is at the heart of this year’s focus on recovery for the festival after two-year Covid-19-related hiatus.
“We are committed to building a festival that is more than a great musical event. The Joy of Jazz as a platform includes workshops designed to provide music students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share and absorb skills from renowned professional musicians. The impact of artists has been far-reaching thanks to their committed contributions over the years; It’s reflected in the responses by young musicians, who post our workshops and share their experiences as they grow,” says Mantwa Chinoamadi Mutshinya – Festival Producer.
The 2022 Joy of Jazz focus on economic recovery is made possible by the industry stewardship of the T-Musicman team and its partners. These include The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Gauteng Tourism, SAMPRA, MNS Attorneys, Southern Sun and Radio stations, 702, Radio 2000, and Kaya 959.
Tickets to the festival are available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers retail outlets nationally.
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