The new JAZZ HOUSE NYC, part of the Trinity Youth Afterschool program, will expand access to free musical training and jazz education in small and large group ensembles; improvisation; novice programs for beginners (which will include use of a new instrument), jazz vocals, and African drumming. Classes will take place at Trinity Commons in lower Manhattan.
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TUESDAYS: 4:00 – 5:15 PM (BEGINNER ENSEMBLE)
Learn how to play an instrument! These exciting programs includes three components: a loaner instrument to kickstart your musical journey, access to weekly small group lessons and jazz ensemble experience. Join to learn your choice of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, piano or guitar.
All instrumentalists are enrolled in lesson groups on their instrument and our Page One Ensemble led by Nikara Warren!
RHYTHMS MAKERSTUESDAYS: 3:45 – 4:45 pm RHYTHMS MAKERS teaches the nuances of different drums, and perform in a group dedicated to rhythm! A few of the rhythms we will explore in the Drum Ensemble: West African, Cuban, Brazilian and Peruvian. Led by Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, this ensemble is a great experience for anyone looking to learn the basics of percussion from around the world.
SOULFUL VOICESTHURSDAYS: 5:00 – 6:15 pm Soulful Voices is about and performing a wide range of vocal styles in a relaxed and open environment. This Vocal ensemble is open to any student interested in singing in a choir, and building vocal and jazz facility. The dynamic SOULFUL VOICES ensemble provides year-round choral training with an eclectic repertoire mix of musical styles from bebop to modern jazz to soul. Receive training in vocal technique and choral singing while exploring various genres of music. Led by the great Charles Turner, this group is a great experience for any of our young singers!
Small Group Lessons
Weekly access to small group lessons are a key component for our student’s success on the bandstand. Once a student signs up for a music program at Trinity, they will be assigned to a weekly small group lesson.
TIME: 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Piano, Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone), Brass (trumpet, trombone)
TIME: 4:00 to 5:00 PM + 5:30 to 6:30 PM