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JAZZ//LYRICISM//IMPROV - African Heritage Month Free Jazz Lab!

JAZZ//LYRICISM//IMPROV a Free Jazz Lab at The Bridge Collaborative Space!

On February 24th, 2018 from 2 to 4pm, The TD Halifax Jazz Festival & Youth Art Connection present JAZZ//LYRICISM//IMPROV Jazz Lab at The Bridge Collaborative Space: 5553 Bloomfield St, Halifax. Open to youth 15-25.

This afternoon workshop, targets youth who are interested in hip-hop, spoken-word and other forms of open lyricism. The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the concept of playing with live instrumentation. Many youth have not had the opportunity to work with a group instrumentalists, instead using pre-produced tracks (an amazing format itself). There is huge amount of interaction and creative freedom that can come from playing with live musicians! The first half of the program will have musician Owen Lee and Shawn Downey working with experienced hip hop and spoken-word youth art from Youth Art Connection going through the building blocks of live performance, while the second hour will be open to workshop attendees to try out their own material with a live band!

Jazz Labs are FREE and for the entire family, offering a behind the scenes look at making music that includes artist talks, master classes, and interactive concerts. Jazz Labs are part of  Halifax Jazz Festival’s Music Education Program. Beyond sharing the relevance of jazz in today’s world, the Jazz Festival provides opportunities for artistic development and music education. Halifax Jazz Festival’s music education mission includes Jazz Labs, the Creative Music Workshop and Splash! Bang! Boom! on Theodore Tugboat.