5:30 - 7:00 PM The Art Of The Improvisor — Improvisation, the art of spontaneous composition, is the heart and soul of jazz, and understanding its core principles will allow players of any level to step up and play a solo at their next jam session. This workshop will focus on the use of scales, arpeggios, dynamics, and several other essential tenants of creative improvisation. Players will be provided with the opportunity to implement these devices on common song forms, including a 12-Bar Blues (i.e. "Kansas City" or "C Jam Blues") and a 32-Bar Standards (i.e. "I Got Rhythm" or "All Of Me").
7:30 - 9:00 PM Fingerstyle Uke, Global Rhythms — This crash-course in fingerstyle ukulele utilizes traditional rhythms from around the world to teach various right-hand fingerstyle techniques. The Congolese Rhumba, Cubans Son, and Brazilian Bossa Nova are guaranteed to lift you out of your strumming rut.