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In response to the current pandemic crisis, the Milwaukee Jazz Institute (MJI) is offering online classes, free of charge, as part of its new program the Jazz Circle. Many school jazz programs have been disrupted by the current situation and many aspiring musicians of all ages are looking to continue learning about jazz, so MJI is offering these classes in an effort to help the community during this challenging time. MJI artistic director Mark Davis and MJI education director Eric Jacobson will teach a four-week online series on jazz improvisation and harmony beginning Tuesday, April 14. Middle and high school students, as well as adults wishing to participate need to register in advance for each class they plan to attend by visiting https://www.milwaukeejazzinstitute.org/workshops-and-classes.
MJI also offers an Online Jazz Workshop Series that features top jazz performers who share their knowledge and expertise on a range of topics that include jazz history, vocal and instrumental techniques, improvisation, and business of music. “If you’re an aficionado or just getting into jazz, a seasoned pro or just starting out, you’ll find these sessions to be beneficial and fun,” said MJI artistic director, Mark Davis. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets visit www.milwaukeejazzinstitute.org/workshops-and-classes. Due to a great response to the online programs MJI has already held they have plans in the works for more. Be sure to check back often or subscribe to the MJI website to stay up to date.
Those looking for more information about MJI can visit www.milwaukeejazzinstitute.org or call (414) 234-5565.
MJI Mission: The Milwaukee Jazz Institute promotes jazz through education and performance, building awareness of this art form’s ability to transform lives and strengthen our community. MJI seeks to expand and diversify the local audience for jazz and to create opportunities for professional and aspiring musicians.