Interacting Within a Jazz Ensemble Clinic

Interacting Within a Jazz Ensemble

Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty with a rhythm section

Monica Shriver (flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoon) and Mike Crotty (flutes, clarinet, saxophones, and trumpet/flugelhorn) have been performing and giving clinics together for over a decade. With significant experience performing and teaching all skill levels, Monica and Mike will share their personal approaches for interacting within a jazz ensemble of any size and instrumentation in a effective, approachable, and exciting way. They will also perform a variety of pieces in different styles. During the clinic, the following topics will be discussed:

  • General Responsibilities of Each Member
  • Music Options Available for Study and Performance
  • Example Arrangements
  • Piano/Guitar Comping
  • Drum Comping
  • Bass Lines
  • Horn Players (of any size)
  • Common Chord Progressions


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