• 12 January 2016 – Jazzuary Masterclass – John Barker- On the Road Director

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  • 4 January 2016 – Jazzuary Masterclass – Motsumi Makhene – Musicologist, Artist, Teacher, Writer, Community Development Activist

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  • Jazz on Screen

    Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer A tribute to jazz diva Anita O'Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006. Source: IMDb - Click here for more           Calle 54 A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz music scene. Source: I...

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  • Jazz Documentaries

    Jazz Legends in Their Own Words  A journey into the BBC archives unearthing glorious performances and candid interviews from the golden age of jazz. Featuring some of the greatest names in American music, including the godfather of New Orleans jazz Louis Armstrong, the King of Swing Count Basie, ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords

    Jazz Chords For this section, a prior knowledge of intervals and chord triads is necessary. In jazz styles, it is rare to see a chord that is simply a triad. This is because, simply, a triad is very boring. By extending the chord to the seventh (or further) it adds extra colour to the chord, and ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Syncopation

    Syncopation Despite the freedom and improvised nature of jazz music, there are several common elements that help to define something as being jazz. One of the more technical elements is called syncopation, or an unexpected rhythm on the off-beat. Western music is built upon several expectations. ...

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  • Jazz Theory – Improvisation

    Improvisation Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The improviser may depend on the contours of the original tune, or solely on the possibilities of the chords' harmonies. It has been said that...

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