Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival have teamed up with Bristol Academy of Creative Music to provide a range of music workshops. BACM is pleased to present an interactive workshop, giving an insight into the different roles of the jazz pianist within a trio context, open to jazz pianists of all abilities or those who just have a keen interest! The workshop will be split into two parts. ‘Arranging’; Discussing the ways of presenting the melody through the use of phrasing, rhythm, harmonic and textural ideas. Exploring big band arranging and using this
tradition in a trio context (using shout choruses and rhythmic hits). Also repetition in arranging and getting the most out of the melodic material. Secondly ‘Soloing tips’; Talk about the use of repetition in a solo to give form, talk about using short motifs in a solo. How to build a solo and ways to create tension (playing over the bar line). There will also be an opportunity for participants to perform at the end and for the group to critique.