Bandstand Learning with Role Models .
This gifted youth development and cultural exchange project was developed in Aarau, Switzerland in 1992 by Fritz K Renold & Helen Savari.
The concept is such that professional musicians of high caliber in the international music scene are put together with selected young emerging artists between the ages of 16 and 26 years old to study and prepare a musical work, originals specially composed or ‘standards’ that are specifically arranged and orchestrated for this orchestra for a final performance often as premiers before a large audience.
A ‘situated learning’ platform is created for young talents as they work together with professional coaches who impart the tools of their trade to bring a musical production to completion!
Besides equipping young musicians for a professional career, this programme also provides a reality check for talents not destined for the road to re-direct their focus early in life on careers other than music performance for better job satisfaction in future, while maintaining the love of music as a hobby.
Project Details .
Bandstand Learning With Role Models
Musical Objectives .
These are the musical objectives to prepare the young artists for the professional world.
Abraham – Playing with professionals to observe and learn how to prepare and interpret original music (for a premiering performance)
Ron Carter & the JFBB – Performing with legends in presenting a tight and professional act.
Jazzaar Week Schedule .
Daily Workshops .
Jazzaar Workshops are open to public and participants.
A perfect opportunity to learn from international jazz stars and world-music artists in workshops.
Workshops – Schedule
Monday, 8. 4. 2019
➤ 18:00 h Workshop mit Jason Jackson
Tuesday, 9. 4. 2019
➤ 09:00 Uhr Workshop mit Antonio Hart
➤ 18:00 Uhr Workshop mit Ron Carter
Wednesday, 10. 4. 2019
➤ 09:00 Uhr Workshop mit Christian Jacob
Thursday, 11. 4. 2019
➤ 9:00 Uhr Workshop mit Mehmet Sanlikol
CHF 15.- /person per workshop
CHF 10.- /person per workshop
Participants, Association members, patrons and sponsors:
Free of charge
Online registration .
Youth Application 2019 .
Apply Online to Participate at Jazzaar Festival 2019
For musicians 16 - 26 years of age
Auditions on January 26, 2019 in Aarau
Participation Cost: FREE OF CHARGE
Attention: All communication will be in English. Participants are required to have a good command of the English Language
Selected participants engage in a week-long rehearsal in on of the two ‘Bandstand Learning with Role Models’ productions playing new compositions and arrangements for one or more live performances.
The productions are supervised and accompanied by an international all-star cast. Both programmes are performed in Aarau while the Abraham production continues on a mini tour with 3 additional concerts in Lugano, Lausanne and Zürich.
Auditions will be held in Aarau for Swiss applicants and online for international candidates. Participants will be selected based on level of musicianship and enthusiasm in crossover in jazz and crossover projects.
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