Portland Jazz Workshops: The music of Porter/Monk/Gillespie: Pianist Tamir Hendelman works with pianists/instrumentalists and vocalists
Pianist Tamir Hendelman has toured the US, Euopre and Asia with his own trio as well
as the Jeff Hamilton Trio and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, recorded and performed with Roberta Gambarini, James Moody, Barbra Streisand, Teddy Edwards, Natalie Cole,
Jackie Ryan and many others and is on the jazz faculty of UCLA. His latest recording,
DESTINATIONS topped the Jazzweek chart.
Celebrating the 100th birthdays of Dizzy and Monk an the 125th birth year of Cole Porter,
pianist Tamir Hendelman will present a workshop for pianists, instrumentalists and
vocalists covering a handful of songs by these classic songwriters and jazz composers:
Songs: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - in Dm (or F) and Fm (or Ab)
A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie)- in Dm, Cm or Bbm
'Round Midnight- Ebm or Bbm
The noon-2pm workshop is for pianists and instrumentalists of all levels:
We'll explore the songs' melodies, harmonies and lyrics and learn how to:
-Memorize, internalize and transpose the songs.
-Creatively accompany the melody and outline the harmonies of the songs
-Create arrangements inspired by the songs' lyrics, progressions and melodies
-Develop arranging ideas and solo ideas found on recordings
-Interpret the melody and harmony in various ways.
-Improvise on the song's chords and take ideas from others' solos.
The 2:30-4:30pm workshop is for vocalists of all levels.
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - in Dm aka F or Fm aka Ab
A Night In Tunisia- in Dm, Cm or Bbm
'Round Midnight- in Ebm or Bbm
-Internalize the lyrics, original melody and harmony of the song
-Sing the harmony of the song (connecting various chord tones)
-Create arrangements in a duo/small group setting
-Solo with rhythmic variation and using motifs on the song
-Create a unique interpretation for the song.
There is also an option under the noon workshop date to purchase a
combined ticket for both workshops (for $120.)
Pacific Crest Community School, Portland (View)
116 NE 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
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