JAZZ ELECTRIC BASS – DCPL03
Authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
Electric Bass, 1st cycle Academic Diploma
Development and research of one's own personal style in jazz, from tradition to be-bop to contemporary jazz, interplay and improvisation, creative use of altered scales, polyrhythmia, chromatic melodic figurations, "outside" development, transcriptions and performances taken from recordings of the masters of the main music styles of jazz.
Professional ensembles with renowned jazz musicians, performing concerts alongside them in Italian Clubs and Festivals.
Study and use of jazz compositional techniques and arrangement for rhythm section and five winds/brasses, aimed at live recording and concert productions.
Development of professional skills on sequencers and virtual instruments.
It is a limited students number course, open to a maximum of 8 students per year, coming from Saint Louis pre-academic courses or selected through audition.
Jazz full-immersion study path. The entire process is structured to face jazz from all possible angles: on the instrument, in ensemble, in improvisation groups, in orchestra, in the courses of arrangement and composition, while practicing in the recording room, in music production. The best works of the students are published by the Jazz Collection label and promoted in live concerts by Saint Louis Management.
Jazz professional ensembles represent an innovation introduced in Italy for the first time right at Saint Louis, with renowned teachers who not only direct the ensemble but are part of it as soloists and instrumentalists. They represent an opportunity for extraordinary growth as students can play and confront an established artist, experience the construction of a real repertoire and perform alongside him/her in Italian Clubs and Festivals. They therefore represent a ticket to enter the world of work and an experience in the student's artistic curriculum.
The student chooses his/her own ensemble teacher, it is also possible to participate in the ensemble with the already formed student's band, so as to grow together.
Every year 30 different professional ensembles are formed. To name some of them:
Mandatory attendance to the minimum extent of the 80% of the lessons.
Great orchestral formations with the best talented students who perform in theaters and festivals with internationally renowned artists
Since 2012 Saint Louis has participated in the Erasmus + program, which offers the possibility to every student of Academic level to live periods of mobility in other European and Extra-European Higher Education Institutes for study or internship projects.
Each student can therefore benefit of a maximum of 12 months of study or internship abroad for each study cycle (12 months max in the three-year first cycle, 12 months max in the two-year second cycle of academic studies), choosing one's destination among a wide and excellent offer of foreign partners that Saint Louis has established and consolidated over time.
- artist and band leader of original projects
- bassist for live performances and recording sessions
- arranger for small and medium ensembles
- music producer .
- music author for sonorizations and music applied to images
1. Consult the Admission Requirements and Study Plan section
Check that your preparation is in line with the skills required for the individual tests by accessing the "Admission requirements and study plan" section
2. Realize the video clips for the pre-selection
Record one or more videos containing 5 songs, performed by you in a group (trio the minimum), chosen from the list indicated under Admission within the "Admission Requirements and Study Plan" section. Videos must be uploaded on YouTube or other similar web portals and indicated as links in the application form.
3. Fill in the application webform and insert the links to the video clips
You can apply to take part in the entrance exam to the 1st and 2nd cycle academic courses from 3rd February to 30th April. International students may apply as of January 1st every year until 30th April. Applications submitted subsequently may be considered only on the basis of the places remaining available.
4. Wait for pre-selection results
Candidates who pass the pre-selection will be admitted to the admission tests, which will take place in June and September. International candidates can sit the admission tests earlier, from March until June.
5. Take the admission tests on site
Admission tests are held on at least two consecutive days. International candidates can sit the tests online.
In these insights "Due di Due" (Two of Two), which we strongly wanted for the post-graduate students in jazz that are following the study track of the two-year academic specialization courses, the art of the duo becomes a generational confrontation between experienced professionals of international stature and very young talented musicians who have accepted the challenge with extraordinary enthusiasm.
Continuation and Pursuit II & III | Two of Two | Rosario Giuliani, Simone Sansonetti
Lennie's Pennies, Body and Soul | Two of Two | Ramberto Ciammarughi, Antonio Ottaviano
"How deep is the ocean", "Prelude to a kiss" | Due di Due | Cristiano Mastroianni, Vincenzo Quirico
"Yesterdays" e "Guess i'll hang my tears out to dry" | Due di Due | Alice Ricciardi, Emanuele Bono
Jitterbug Waltz (F. Waller) and Travels (Pat Metheny) | Two Of Two | Luca Bulgarelli, Valentino Lupo
Fall (W. Sorter) | Two of Two | Nicola Di Tommaso, Vincenzo Protano
MASTERCLASSES & VISITING ARTISTS
Robben Ford | Masterclass @ Saint Louis | Auditorium Parco della Musica
Benito Gonzalez & Essiet Okon Essiet | Masterclass@SaintLouis
Jay Clayton | masterclass@SaintLouis 2017
Resonance | Concert lesson by Simone Maggio | 2017
Paolo Fresu | We are the music | Masterclass @ SaintLouis
When Pop was called Jazz | Concert lesson by Pierluca Buonfrate
Peter Seebach | Masterclass@SaintLouis 2016
Lenny White | masterclass@SaintLouis 2016
Alphonso Johnson | masterclass@SaintLouis 2016
Paolo Fresu - master class @ urbano47 - 2014
Gegè Telesforo - Master Class "vocal jazz concept"
Robben Ford & Lello Panico MasterClass