Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa

at Outpost Performance Space

Time: 4:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 3:00pm     Ages: All Ages    
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Wednesdays, April 5 – May 24 (8 weeks, 4:00-5:30pm)
Free for Youth 18 & Under

Just as in the adult jazz classes taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa, participants in the advanced youth class will learn 3 to 5 tunes by ear (mostly jazz but not limited to jazz) with a focus on learning the melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as an opportunity to try out short portions of solos. Participants will do some reading of charts written by Kanoa or excerpts of solos, as well as other play-along books. They will discuss each of the main elements that make up a jazz (or other) composition: melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as listen to the original recordings of the tunes.

In keeping with the CoVid Safe policies of the Outpost Performance Space, each teacher will determine wether masks will be required or not. But regardless, masks are at the very least HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for all who can do so and still play their instruments (i.e. drummers, bass players, keyboard players, etc). We will also continue to make an effort to maximize the distance between participants in the in-person classes!

One of New Mexico’s most sought-after saxophonists, tenor saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa started playing professionally while in High School and received two scholarships to the Eastman School of Music summer Sessions in New York. He also studied for two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.