Highly specialized Jazz courses in the new Saint Louis headquarters in Milan to deepen technique, improvisation and interplay, playing alongside established, renowned jazz musicians such as Rosario Giuliani, Ramberto Ciammarughi, Dado Moroni, Furio Di Castri, Stefano Bagnoli e Cristina Zavalloni,.
Starting from January 2024, Saint Louis will inaugurate its new headquarters in Milan – the La Stilo building of the Bodio Center near the lively neighborhoods of Bovisa and Isola, a creative hub within a redevelopment process of the entire the surrounding area - with intensive jazz courses, full-immersion meetings for an entire group, with a fortnightly frequency, which give the opportunity to study and play alongside some of the most important Italian jazz musicians and perfect themselves in ensemble music, in ensemble improvisation, improvisation, playing in a trio or deepening the technique in the piano and voice jazz duo.
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The highly specialized jazz courses activated in Milan are:
Jazz Duo with Cristina Zavalloni and Dado Moroni
How to approach the creation of a piano and voice duo, with Dado Moroni and Cristina Zavalloni.
The duo is a very intimate, naked dimension. When it works, it's because a certain alchemy is created. In the piano and voice duo, very popular in both jazz and classical music, the pianist plays a great role: he accompanies, becomes an imaginary orchestra and at the same time enjoys space and freedom. A sensitive pianist can help a voice enormously by breathing with it, listening to its way of phrasing in rubbish, supporting it with voicing in the most delicate intervals, modulating its sound according to the expressive needs of the piece, creating a compact texture in rhythmically pressing moments. . It's what you call fine work and it's done together.
Jazz Trio with Dado Moroni, Furio Di Castri, Stefano Bagnoli
Playing in a trio with the great musicians who made the history of Italian jazz: Dado Moroni, Furio Di Castri, Stefano Bagnoli. Learning effective interpretative slang, which every jazz musician must know how to use, is the result of both rigorous academic study and the experience acquired in the practice of interplay and improvisation. Flanked by the three musicians, we will embark on a journey through the history of Jazz, combining rigor and creativity, technique and experimentation, analysis and instinct, to give shape to the creativity and personality of each performer.
Jazz Impro with Rosario Giuliani
Starting from the study of thematic improvisation as the starting point of a solo, the student will undertake an educational path that will give him full mastery in the use of extemporaneous phrasing as an expression of his own thoughts and emotions. How to improve your study method, learning to always create new and stimulating exercises, to acquire full mastery of instrumental techniques: use of major and minor melodic scales and their respective modes, full tone and diminished scales; how to use pairs of triads, develop ideas rhythmically and raise your artistic level.
Jazz Ensemble with Rosario Giuliani
The saxophonist Rosario Giuliani, as both artistic director and musician member of the band, will guide in the specific study of the jazz language, to provide all the useful tools to fully and consciously express one's creative potential by playing in an ensemble, with particular attention towards the deepening of interplay and polymetry: how to accompany a soloist, finding a group sound to create the right expressive intensity, not just technical, avoiding the traps of superficiality.
Jazz Ensemble with Ramberto Ciammarughi
Highly specialized jazz ensemble under the guidance of pianist Ramberto Ciammarughi, as both artistic director and musician member of the band. The objective of the laboratory is to perfect each musician's performance to the maximum, reaching high-level standards. The repertoire ranges from traditional jazz standards to unreleased songs, with original arrangements and large spaces dedicated to improvisation and interplay, developing the ability to interact within a group, addressing all possible problems arising from the shared study of a repertoire, with particular attention to one's role within the band.
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