Making it up: Jazz

04/29 10:30



How do we make up music on the spot? What ways are people using to make up jazz today? On the eve of International Jazz Day, we are reflecting on the diversity of what jazz has become as a global phenomenon.

Led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Jess Green, secondary school students will explore techniques to connect improvising with composing, using Jess’s compositions as vehicles for play and discovery.

Workshop 1 10:30 – 11:15 am

Coordinating our body to make musical patterns. We explore a piece that draws on rhythms and melody that trace jazz to its African roots.

Workshop 2 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Using imagery and text to create rhythm and shape collective improvisation.


University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Contact Person: John Benson
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Email: [email protected]


Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Jazz Cafe
1 Conservatorium Road
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

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