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GMF at Cork Guinness Jazz Camp 2013
Cork, Ireland, 24–27 October 2013

All workshops except Singers Corner take place at CIT Cork School of Music. Admission is free of charge. For the full Cork Guinness Jazz Camp programme, click here.

Friday 25th

The Sax Summit: Secrets Of The Jazz Masters - Perico Sambeat. Stack Theatre, 3pm.

Jazz great Perico Sambeat will deliver a special workshop on how to master the saxophone and on the essential tools for improvising. He will cover lots of topics including getting a good sound, improving your rhythm, harnessing creative ideas, how to develop the technical facility that allows you to flow; and moving through the chord changes. This workshop is a must for serious sax players whether student or professional – and will also be of interest to instrumentalists of all types.

Jazz Arranging - The Inside Track. Tips And Tricks From The Great Jazz Arrangers - David O'Rourke. Doolan Room, 3pm.

This special session will be of major interest to all arrangers and instrumentalists and will focus on some of the innovative arranging techniques used by famous names such as Robert Farnon, Thad Jones, Nelson Riddle, Johnny Mandel, Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, and more. David O'Rourke will look at both Big Band and Orchestral writing with a focus on some of the trademark devices these writers used. Examples will be drawn from the original scores of some of their most famous collaborations. Participants in this course should have a working knowledge of chord formation and may have written one or more charts already. The material covered will also be of interest to first-time arrangers.

Saturday 26th

Arranging Special: Jumping In At The Deep End - David O'Rourke. Doolan Room, 10.30am.

This hugely informative session is for musicians interested in hearing about and writing charts for all kinds of jazz groups – from small to big band. In this session David O'Rourke will chart a course of study that will leave participants well on their way to to addressing most aspects of ensemble arranging. Among the topics to be explored are harmonization of a melody, writing counter melodies and how to approach written accompaniment. Special attention will be paid to the art of developing a chart from a blank score page to first performance. Some participants may have written a lead sheet and want to take the plunge into writing for ensembles. No previous experience required.

Bass Is The Place: Workshop For All Bassists - Alex Davis. The Bass Room, 11am.

Get the full story with top UK bassist Alex Davis! Join sensational ‘first call’ UK bassist Alex Davis for this special workshop – a golden opportunity for bassists of all ages and genres to get fresh insights and tips for playing in the current environment. Also tips for setting up your instrument, recording and lots more from one of the rising stars of this generation.

Singers Corner: Fancy Being A Jazz Singer? with David O'Rourke. The Jazz Bar at The Everyman, 2-5.30pm.

Well, here’s your chance to try your vocal talent in front of top jazz educators at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – and get reaction, advice and tips. In these sessions we will help you with some of the difficulties lesser experienced performers often encounter. Such as beginning to sing following an intro, counting off the band accompanying you, coming in after an instrumental solo and ending or extending a song. We will also address the lyric and its effect on tempo and overall interpretation.

The open mic sessions will be directed by David O’Rourke from New York – leader of the renowned Jazz Standard Discovery Program. And US jazz vocal star René Marie and others may be there to add to the fun! To sign up to take part, just email deirdre@questcom.ie with some personal details – and nominate two songs of your choice – one of which could be chosen for your open mic performance.

The open mic sessions are bound to be popular, so sign up now to make sure you get on the list of performers. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee a position on the open mic list – but nothing ventured, nothing gained! A piano/double bass /drums rhythm section will be in situ if needed.

Presented in association with Failte Ireland.

Inside A Jazz Piano Trio: An Intimate Look With Q&A - Albert Sanz. Stack Theatre, 2.30pm.

This workshop opens the door for an intimate look at the inner workings of a top flight international jazz piano trio. Albert’s trio will perform, instruct and comment on the many interactions needed to play well in a piano led trio. Followed by a Q&A session with the audience – not to be missed!

Albert teaches at the prestigious Musickene Music School in San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque Country when not touring. He is sensational young jazz pianist who has the astonishing capacity to crystallise different perspectives of jazz music. A gifted composer and a stunning player, Albert is equally comfortable as a group leader or sideman/accompanist. He is one of the most important musicians Spain has produced in recent years.

The Rhythm Gym: A Musical, Mental And Physical Workout - Stephen Keogh. Stack Theatre, 4pm.

Rhythm it is – music and especially jazz, begins, continues and ends with rhythm. In this free workshop you will cover pulse, the awareness of silence and of other members of the group, also harmony and melody in rhythm and polyrhythms.
 
Mastery of rhythm and pulse gives every musician, from any musical genre, the ability to flow and create with ease. Pulse lies at the heart of everything and developing one’s inner ear is the goal of the session - one which will be hugely beneficial to musicians of every kind. Join Stephen Keogh for this musical, mental and physical workout.

Great Jazz Guitar: The Melodic Way And More - Garrison Fewell. Stack Theatre, 5pm.

Garrison Fewell has taught thousands of guitarists since the 1970s at Berklee College of Music and around the world. Presented by one of the heroes of the US jazz guitar community, this session offers all guitarists an organised approach to a more melodic way of thinking and how to use harmony to play more intelligent, imaginative and more creative guitar. Learn to explore the potential of melodies based on triads rather than following the ‘rules’, and learn how to get the confidence to be a better musician – or listener! Broaden your melodic palette. Expand your agility on the fretboard. Learn the rhythmic skills essential to jazz phrasing. And get tips on simple techniques for building chord voicings for comping.A top session from a jazz guitar master – not to be missed!

Sunday 27th

Singers Corner: Fancy Being A Jazz Singer? with David O'Rourke. The Jazz Bar at The Everyman, 2-5.30pm.

Well, here’s your chance to try your vocal talent in front of top jazz educators at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – and get reaction, advice and tips. In these sessions we will help you with some of the difficulties lesser experienced performers often encounter. Such as beginning to sing following an intro, counting off the band accompanying you, coming in after an instrumental solo and ending or extending a song. We will also address the lyric and its effect on tempo and overall interpretation.

The open mic sessions will be directed by David O’Rourke from New York – leader of the renowned Jazz Standard Discovery Program. And US jazz vocal star René Marie and others may be there to add to the fun! To sign up to take part, just email deirdre@questcom.ie with some personal details – and nominate two songs of your choice – one of which could be chosen for your open mic performance.

The open mic sessions are bound to be popular, so sign up now to make sure you get on the list of performers. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee a position on the open mic list – but nothing ventured, nothing gained! A piano/double bass /drums rhythm section will be in situ if needed.

Presented in association with Failte Ireland.

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