Summer Flex (any 8-12 sessions): Player's Choice Ensemble: Jazz Standards (Tuesdays)
Location: Tutuma Social Club - 164 East 56 St. @ 3rd Ave.
Jun 5-Aug 28, 2012
Meets 7:00 PM-8:50 PM
Level: Int - Adv
(Member Discount Available)
Status: This program is completed
This ensemble is open to intermediate-advanced players and focuses on a mix of classic standards of the Great American Songbook and more contemporary post-bop and modern fare, selected by the participants themselves. This is your chance to air out your performance with other strong players, all under the guidance of a professional ensemble coach. Player's Choice Ensemble is to include only one on a part (four horns max, guitar, piano, bass, drums). By audition only.
- This ensemble is by audition only. Space is limited. Call (516) 554-8100 to reserve your audition time. Be prepared to improvise on a composition of your choice. Bring concert key lead sheets.
- NOTE: No classes scheduled from Sunday, July 1, to Thursday, July 5 (4th of July Holiday Break)
Instructor -- Tim Ferguson
Bassist Tim Ferguson has been a highly regarded fixture on the New York scene for the last 20 years, playing and touring with his own projects and as a side-man with a variety of acclaimed jazz artists, including Don Friedman, Cecil Bridgewater, Mel Lewis, Eddie Harris, Tony Scott, George Cables, Stefon Harris, Vanessa Rubin and the world famous Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Also a prolific composer, his works have been performed in concert by a variety of ensembles throughout the U.S. and Europe. An active educator, Ferguson teaches privately as well as having taught for a number of New York area schools and institutions, and has performed clinics throughout the US and Europe. He is co-author of "The Total Jazz Bassist" and "The Bass Line Encyclopedia," both published by Alfred. He is a 1977 graduate of the Interlochen Arts academy, has studied with John Schaeffer, member emeritus of the New York Phiharmonic and has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from William Paterson College in New Jersey, where he studied with world renowned bassist and educator Rufus Reid.
- Bring your horn and a pen or pencil. Piano, drums, and amps are provided (guitarists and bassists: bring your cables. Drummers: bring your cymbals).