APPRENTICESHIP APPROACH TO LEARNING JAZZ

 

The Richmond Youth Jazz Guild utilizes the jazz tradition of apprenticeship to mentor student musicians.   Our“master-apprentice” instructional model taps professional/ practicing musicians as instructors, their expertise is rooted in real-world experience.  Student musicians learn during weekly ensemble instruction, master-classes, technology delivered curriculum, performances and college/ career workshops.  RYJG students have had the opportunity to learn from the following  Jazz professionals: Frank Foster, Trombone Shorty, Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Quincy Jones.

JAZZ MENTOR'S PROJECT

The Jazz Mentor’s Project is an educational outreach program through the not-for-profit organizataion, JAZZ ARTS CONSORTIUM. which provides unprecedented access for underserved youth to high quality music education through apprenticeship.  The apprenticeship relationship dates back to the dawn of recorded history: nothing is more fundamental to the growth of human society. Jazz is no exception, and for decades apprenticeship was the unspoken rule for veteran bandleaders and aspiring players.  The JAC has brought back the “apprenticeship” model back to raise the next crop of young jazz musicians in Richmond, VA; passing the torch to the next generation.

 

Students at the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild are mentored weekly by professional composers and musicians of the Jazz Arts Consortium.   The JAC has raised funds for the project through concerts.  In  2010 , PASS THE TORCH CONCERT featured the then 23 year-old, Troy “TROMBONE SHORTY” Andrews.  Andrews, a  New Orleans native has since skyrocketted the recording charts.   RYJG students participated in a master class with “Trombone Shorty” and then witnessed a high energy concert at Richmond’s CenterStage Gottwald Playhouse.  The first jazz concert to be held in the newly built CenterStage facility in Richmond, VA. 

 

RYJG sitting-in at JALC sound check
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Afrikan Arkestra - Apprenticeship
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Afrikan Arkestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Afrikan Arkestra
Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Christian McBride
Benny Green
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis

TEACHING ARTISTS

ATIBA TAYLOR
saxophone
MICHAEL HAWKINS
bass
KEVIN SIMPSON
saxophone
ASHBY ANDERSON
all instruments
KEITH WILLINGHAM
drums
JOHN WHEELOCK
bass
MYRISH SPELL
trombone

6 N 19th Street Richmond, VA 23223

 

804.819.0253

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