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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
June 7, 2011 | Django in June $250 savings if you haven't registered!
If you haven't already signed up for next week's Django in June yet, we've got a special JazzMando deal worth $250. Last minute? Here's a treat for two mandolinists to get you off the fence and attend one of New England's finest Gypsy jazz workshops. Only two spots being offered for this exclusive, so don't wait. Here's the scoop from camp director Andrew Lawrence who you'll need to contact immediately:
We are a week out from Django Camp at Django in June. I could use a couple more mandolin players. Aaron Weinstein will be working on chord melody and Jason Anick on more single line approaches to improv. As an extra added bonus you get 60 guitarists eager to back you up while they practice their Django-style rhythm guitar! Tell you what... I'll offer a free private room in the dorm and one day's meals to the first two people who register for Django Camp from JazzMando, ....a $250 savings!"
More about the Django in June and registrations for full-immersion Django Camp. As we mentioned earlier in the year, JazzMando favorites Aaron Weinstein and Jason Anick are on deck to teach you their tricks.
Announcing 2011 Django in June, June 14-19
The first music camp in the US dedicated entirely to the Gypsy jazz tradition, Django Camp represents an unparalleled opportunity to both kick back and dig deep with expert teachers and enthusiastic students of the style. Whether you want to build a strong Gypsy jazz foundation or add another floor above the one you've got, guidance, inspiration and camaraderie are offered at a depth you won't find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic.
Dates are next week already, June 14-19. (Tuesday evening through Sunday noon, with an early arrival option on Monday the 13th.) Held on the beautiful Smith College campus in Northampton, Massachusetts, early bird tuition rates are in effect. (Cost goes up monthly after February.)
The program for players of guitar, violin, accordion, mandolin and bass, is offered by the same concert artists you'll enjoy on the mainstage later in the week. Sharing a violin/mandolin chair are two bright, rising stars of the jazz violin scene, Aaron Weinstein (who has worked extensively with both Bucky and John Pizzarelli) and Jason Anick (most recently, of the John Jorgenson Quintet). Previous mandolin teachers included John McGann and Jamie Masefield.