Jazz, Not a Scary Thing!
Friday February 21, 2020  12pm - 1pm (1 Hour )
Music Lecture / Seminar


Event in Room: Auditorium (lower level)

Please join us for this free Lunchtime Learning session presented by Acadia Lifelong Learning.

My presentation would start with a brief intro on the origins of jazz, including examples either performed by me on my keyboard or on piano (if available). I would then show how any common song could be 'converted' into a jazz-like form. I would discuss jazz 'forms': how players take turns with soloing, what the rhythm section does while another player is taking a solo, how vocalists perform jazz including 'scatting'. I would briefly discuss 'fake' books that musicians use to play 'standards'. I would sum up by telling the listener how to appreciate jazz, what to watch for and why the term 'jazz' shouldn't be something to be avoided.

Presenter: Graham Howes
Graham Howes has been a professional musician for over 40 years. He and his wife, jazz vocalist Hazel Walker, moved to Wolfville four years ago from Toronto. After studying for over 5 years with noted Canadian jazz composer, the late Gord Delamont, Graham's career has included being a band leader, keyboardist and vocalist with recording and live television/radio performances.


K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
Acadia University
32 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


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