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    Gilad delivers education workshops to all ages and abilities, from family music days to advanced master classes.

    Workshops can be tailored to the needs of your school, college, theatre or community group and can be delivered by Gilad alone or accompanied by other members of his quartet.

    Workshops can be delivered on the day of the performance at your venue or booked independently on another suitable date, schedule permitting.

     

     

    Monday
    Mar242014

    Jazz Education summer 2014

    Dear friends and music lovers..

    I would like to invite you to attend our 2014, 10th anniversary  "International Jazzworkshop" in Saarwellingen, Germany. Earlier this year I was appointed to be the artistic director of the course and I am very enthusiastic about my new job. My approach is simple as it should be. We make music the way we hear it. Gathering some of the best teachers as well as performers in the world jazz and world music scene, we will produce music together, combining intuition and beauty.

    The course is shaped as both intensive workshops and instrumental lesson during the day and a Jazz festival in the night. Jazz lovers and musicians of every level are invited to join.  It is promised to be an unforgettablele experience!!!

    International Jazzworkshop:
    Concerts from 08 - 14 august 2014

    For more info click here

    For Registration click here

    2014 is the 10th anniversary of "International Jazzworkshop". The team of outstanding performers and teachers and the varied schedule of activity all add up to an unforgettable experience for everyone who takes part.

    This time, the exceptional roster of internationally acclaimed artists/teachers will be expended by the facility of "the open bigband" and "masterclasses". In addition, you can book private lessons.

    Tutors and artists

     International Jazz Werkstatt in Saarwelingen 2008

    •  International Jazz Werkstatt in Saarwelingen 2012

    Wednesday
    Jun272012

    Education This Summer...

    http://www.international.jazzwerkstatt.de/

    Come and study Jazz with legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson, myself and an exceptional roster of 14  internationally acclaimed artists/teachers, Intensive study - some 6 hours tuition per day, including supervised rehearsals, instrumental classes, group workshops and ensemble sessions, free admission to all concerts given by members of the faculty and guest artists, a stimulating programme of activities to develop musicianship skills and awareness

    International Jazzworkshop:
    Workshop 10 - 14 august 2012

    Saarwellingen, Germany

    To book click here


     

    http://youtu.be/5oY_qB9pIZU

    Teachers and performers

    Monday
    Aug232010

    Gilad Uncovered

    A Book of my solo transcriptions is out

    FROM GILAD…

    One can imagine how delighted I am to see a book of my solo transcriptions being published. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank Chris Gumbley, a great friend, a superb educator and an excellent musician for making the effort and looking deeply into my music and improvising skills. To a certain extent it makes my musical journey into a meaningful event. The fact that someone out there believes that my work is worthy of intellectual scrutiny is indeed reassuring and nothing less than a great compliment.

    As an educator, I feel that it is necessary to mention that I do believe in the primacy of the ear. I stress rather often that music should be learned primarily through listening. Those who are interested in my music vocabulary and improvised shapes will probably benefit from trying to understand my sound through listening. I guess that once an intuitive understanding of my musical language, rhythm, scales, micro-tonality and dynamics is explored, only then should the reading exercise be put into practice.

    Looking into solo transcriptions is no doubt part of a healthy jazz diet. I’ve done it myself in the past, in spite of the fact that my music reading skills are far from being advanced. In general I use every opportunity to look into other musicians’ work.

    Playing a transcribed solo is not an easy task.  I can only wish luck to those who take the challenge on board.

    Gilad Atzmon

    ABOUT GILAD…

    Gilad was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem.  Hearing Charlie Parker play April in Paris on a radio programme at the age of 17 was a pivotal moment, providing inspiration and motivation, and he spent the next 14 years playing jazz, R&R and ethnic music in Europe and the USA as well as acting as producer-arranger for various Israeli Dance & Rock Projects.

    In 1994 he came to the UK and his brand of exciting, turbo-charged bop, combined with an endearing on-stage wit, soon won over the hearts of British jazz audiences. Equally at home on Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes, he was described by John Lewis at the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".

    However, it would be wrong to regard Gilad as simply an exciting purveyor of jazz standards: his own compositions evoke wide-ranging emotions and a cornucopia of different influences, encompassing music from the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. These can be seen in his work with The Orient House Ensemble, formed in 2000, which has since provided the perfect vehicle for his music and an increasing  political awareness.

    Gilad has recorded nine albums to date which include Exile  - BBC Jazz Album of the Year in 2003 - and In Loving Memory of America, which nods in the direction of  Bird’s 1949 album Parker With Strings.

    Gilad is also a prolific writer. His two novels 'Guide to the Perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.

    THE TRANSCRIPTIONS…

    Transcribing is frankly solitary, laborious and time-consuming. So the music has to be very special to create such a rampant desire to explore and understand the nuts and bolts of someone’s playing. That is certainly the case with Gilad.

    Out of the five albums featured in this book, these tracks were my personal favourites – memorable for their melodic invention, technical mastery and, above all, emotional intensity. All transcriptions were made at actual speed using a Sony CDP-XE330 CD player – a machine notable for its snappy rewinding abilities – and are as accurate as I could make them in terms of notes, phrasing, rhythm and nuance.

    It is of course essential to study them alongside the recordings, details of which are given opposite.

    CHRIS GUMBLEY September 2010

    CREDITS…

    Special thanks to my son Dan Nicholls for cover design, layout and advice.

    For enquiries regarding this book and to order and browse other music available from Gumbles Publications, visit gumblespublications.co.uk

     

    Content:

    From the album THE TIDE HAS CHANGED: Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble (2010)  (world village 450015)

    In the Back Seat of a Yellow Cab            Gilad Atzmon                                           4                                                            

    The Tide Has Changed                          Gilad Atzmon                                           6                                                   

    GILAD as/ss/clt, FRANK HARRISON p, YARON STAVI b, EDDIE HICK d

     

    From the album IN LOVING MEMORY OF AMERICA: Gilad Atzmon (2009) (enja TIP-888 8502)

    Everything Happens T                                    Matt Dennis & Tom Adair                              10   musiK                                                      Gilad Atzmon                                      12                In The Small Hours                                Gilad Atzmon                                     14                                                                 

    Tutu Tango                                             Gilad Atzmon                                           16                                                    

    I Didn’t Know What Time It Was           Rodgers & Hart                                           18                                    

     

    GILAD as/ss/clt, FRANK HARRISON p, YARON STAVI b, ASAF SIRKIS d, SIGAMOS STRING QUARTET arr. ROS STEPHEN and JONATHAN TAYLOR

     

    From the album REFUGE: Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble (2007) (enja TIP-888 849 2)

     

    Autumn In Baghdad                               Gilad Atzmon                                             21                                                   

    Her Smile                                                 Gilad Atzmon                                             23                                                   

     

    GILAD as/ss FRANK HARRISON p/rhodes, YARON STAVI b, ASAF SIRKIS d

    From the album EXILE: Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble (2003) (enja TIP-888 8442)

    Land of Canaan                                     Gilad Atzmon                                            24                                                 

    GILAD as/ss/clt, FRANK HARRISON p/rhodes,YARON STAVI b, ASAF SIRKIS d/bandir & tray, KOBY ISRAELITE acc

    From the album NOSTALGICO: Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble (2001) (enja TIP-888 8412)

     

    Petite Fleur                                              Sidney Bechet                                            26                                                  

    GILAD clt, FRANK HARRISON p, OLI HAYHURST b, ASAF SIRKIS d

     

     

    

    Sunday
    May302010

    News for GMF: reductions and special prices

    We'd like to offer teachers, students, professionals and all music lovers the best possible chance to attend our courses and festivals this year.

    We are offering reductions and special prices on two of these this Summer.

    KRK INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL AND JAZZ FESTIVAL
    Krk, Croatia 3 - 7 July 2010
    http://www.globalmusicfoundation.org/events_krk10.html

    Book your place now and receive a 50-euro course discount. Offer expires 15 June 2010.

    TUSCANY JAZZ AND WORLD MUSIC SUMMER SCHOOL
    Certaldo, Italy 17 - 24 August 2010
    http://www.globalmusicfoundation.org/events_certaldo10.html

    Book your place now on the Tuscany Summer School and enjoy an extra night at the Il Castello Panoramic Hotel. Hotel accommodation offer subject to availability. Offer expires 15 June 2010.

    SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNTS

    Groups of 5 - 9 people: 1 person comes free (includes course fee, lunch each day) and accommodation on Budget Option (Tuscany course only).

    Groups of 10 - 15: 2 people come free (includes course fee, lunch each day) and accommodation on Budget Option (Tuscany course only).

    SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS

    -For teachers who want to attend the course on their own we offer a 5 % discount on Budget Option or Comfort Option (Tuscany course only). Lunch is not included in this option but can be paid for separately and on a daily basis if required.

    -Teachers bringing groups of 5 students can attend the course free: includes course fee, lunch each day and accommodation on Budget Option (Tuscany course only).

    -Teachers bringing groups of 10 students: Teacher comes free plus one student comes free: includes course fee, lunch each day and accommodation on Budget Option (Tuscany course only).
    

    Tuesday
    May252010

    GMF Jazz Education and workshops this summer 


    International Jazz Workshop Saarwellingen, Germany

    8 - 13 August 2010.  For further information click here

    Tuscany International Jazz Summer School, Certaldo, Italy

    17-24 August 2010, for further information click here

    For more information about the GMF workshops click here

     


     

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