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Fred Hersch Jazz Workshop at Carnegie Hall, March 2008
(Published: August 21, 2007)

Beginning on September 15, The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall will be accepting applications for the Fred Hersch Jazz Workshop: Solo, Duo, Trio for Improvising Musicians, which will take place in New York City from March 11 to 16, 2008. Mr. Hersch, a world renowned pianist and composer, leads the five-day intensive workshop which focuses on the art of improvisation and culminates in a public performance by the participants in Zankel Hall. Selected musicians will have the opportunity to work on solo, duo and trio repertoire by such jazz greats as Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Wayne Shorter; classic standards; and original compositions by Mr. Hersch and the participating students. Soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom, pianist Jason Moran, and trumpeter/composer Ralph Alessi join Mr. Hersch as guest faculty for the workshop.

Musicians between the ages of 18 and 30 with significant experience in improvisation are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted for piano, brass, winds, strings, hand percussion, and voice. Approximately 12 musicians will be selected.

Further information about this workshop and an online application will be available by September 15, 2007 at www.weillmusicinstitute.o... . To receive updates on this and other Professional Training Workshops, please e-mail ptw@carnegiehall.org or call 212-903-9733.

More Information: http://www.weillmusicinstitute.org/workshops

Submitted By: Carnegie Hall Public Affairs

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