Catskill Jazz Factory Presentation and Free Workshop at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 20th presented by faculty members:

Aaron Diehl, piano, Artistic Director

Dominick Farinacci, trumpet, horns

Charenee Wade, vocals

Quincy Davis, drums

Bass instructor to be announced…


Middle and High School: Grades 7-12
Open to all Greene County schools: Capacity 60 kids

11:00 Arrive by bus
11:30-12:15  Forum & Demo by faculty in Orpheum Theater  
The Evolution of Jazz
The CJF Faculty will take students through a musical timeline of the
development and evolution of jazz, linking an art form to its relationship and
influence on current forms of popular music.

12:30-1:15 Sectionals:
Divide into 5 sectionals. Piano, Vocal, Drums, Horns, Bass.
(School teachers help to pre-select students)
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop with professional jazz artists. Sectionals will be aimed toward students who have at least intermediate level experience with their instrument. The focus will be on the functional role of the horn and rhythm sections, respectively. Vocalists will work on scat singing.

1:30- 2  Lunch with Faculty & bus back to school


Please note: There is absolutely no cost involved for the students but teachers who are interested would just have to help us by recruiting students and organizing bus transportation to and from the theater.

We are aware of the fact that the timing is not great for this due to Regents, but we are really hoping we can round up 60 middle and high school students (10-15 from each instrument- piano, voice, percussion, bass, horns)  to take advantage of this special opportunity. 

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