Jazz Fundamentals with NYJO’s Vij Prakash
In this workshop, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s Associate Educator Vij Prakash explores the fundamentals of jazz, including groove, playing by ear and improvisation.
Each session will focus on the fundamentals of jazz playing using Tito Puente’s ‘Oye Como Va’. This composition remains a totem of Latin Jazz and is widely regarded as one of the most important American musical works of the 20th century.
This session is ideally suited for those between 16 – 25 years old.
The workshop will cater for mixed abilities and gives young musicians the tools they need to utilise the NYJO Virtual Academy – a collection of resources designed to help learners practice, perform and improve during lockdown.
There is a second session for children under 16, click for details here
This session will cater for mixed abilities and gives young musicians the tools they need to utilise the NYJO Virtual Academy – a collection of resources designed to help learners practice, perform, and improve during lockdown.
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Vij studied the trombone at Chetham’s School of Music before going to Cambridge University to study music. Since moving to London and graduating from the Guildhall School of Music’s Jazz Masters’ Course, Vij was offered the Jazz Fellowship post there. Through his own musical projects, Vijay has performed at an array of prestigious venues and festivals around the world.
We will have a film of some of NYJO’s performances which will be broadcast on our You Tube channel as the workshops are taking place so those of you not taking part can enjoy some of the amazing music they produce.
Find out more about NYJO here www.nyjo.org.uk