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George Garzone (USA) Saxophone & Improvisation Masterclasses

George Garzone (USA) Saxophone & Improvisation Masterclasses

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  • Tue 15 Aug ’17, 5:30pm – 6:45pm
  • Tue 15 Aug ’17, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Road, Newton Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Saxophone Tone & Fundamentals - 5.30PM: $25.00
  • Both Sessions: $50.00


George Garzone

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa, in association with the Auckland Jazz Festival, WJC Wellington Jazz Co-operative, Orange Studios, and supported by KBB Music & Backbeat, proudly present a living master of the tenor saxophone: George Garzone.

"I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." - Michael Brecker

A most highly renowned musician and educator, Garzone visits New Zealand for the first time for a series of intimate shows and workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

At the Backbeat Bar in Auckland, George will present two workshops: that can be attended separately or together.

Saxophone Tone & Fundamentals - 5.30pm

For saxophonists, George will share the benefits of his experience and insights into the fundamentals of tone and saxophone technique.

Triadic Chromatic Approach to Improvisation - 8pm

For all improvising musicians, George will explain his Triadic Chromatic Approach, and how it relates to improvisation, with the help of a rhythm section. A mix of master-class with performed examples, this is an opportunity to learn from a master.

George Garzone

A veteran jazzman, George Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci among others. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and performed and recorded with this group at the Village Vanguard.

Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, who, in addition to teaching at Berklee, has taught at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. Students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

Thanks to The Backbeat Bar for their support in providing the venue for this amazing opportunity to learn from a master.

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