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Jazz for the Teach
Has your scat gone flat? Is your cadence feeling less than perfect? If you're singing the end of school blues, Toronto Downtown Jazz invites you to refresh your jazz chops in a fun, relaxed setting with Jazz for the Teach.
Jazz for the Teach features interactive sessions geared towards middle and high school music teachers looking to hone their jazz teaching skills. Led each year by seasoned jazz performers and educators, Jazz for the Teach will shed new light on jazz in the classroom, and will help to remove some of the mystique surrounding improvisation, leading a jazz ensemble, and more.
The 2013 edition of Jazz for the Teach features two sessions: on Saturday, June 22, a session on small group playing (2-5 pm at The Paintbox Bistro); and on Sunday, June 23, a session on big bands (2-5 pm at The Paintbox Bistro). Each session will feature an interactive element: the small group session will culminate with a jam session; the big band session will provide an opportunity for select participants to conduct (with feedback) a big band.
Participation in Jazz for the Teach is free but registration is required. Complete information on registration and session leaders will be available soon.