The Rob Frayne MegaBand Project is open to both instrumental and vocal participants, including rhythm section musicians (guitar, bass, piano and drums), horn players of all types, and vocalists, string instruments and others. The workshop is tailored to participants at the intermediate level who are able to read charts and follow a jazz style tune with some group improvisation.
Rhythm Section Notes from Rob:
The idea for the rhythm section is a maximum of:
JazzWorks plans to video record the concert for participants to review their performance after the concert.
Rob Frayne is a Canadian jazz saxophonist and composer. Frayne established himself as a unique voice on the saxophone from the 80s on, recognized by artists such as the renowned Kenny Wheeler and Gil Evans. However, his voice as a composer is nothing short of brilliant. Rob has the rare ability to pick out what makes music powerful, combine elements from sources from all over the world, and come up with music that is utterly unique. Rob Frayne has inspired a generation of Ottawa musicians and continues to do so. Rob was leader of Chelsea Bridge, founding Angstone and is now fronting the new groovy jam-band 3Jimmys. Rob also established the Rob Frayne Dream Band of all-Canadian jazz stars in 2012, featuring Mike Murley, Jim Vivian, Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias-- joined by emerging artists Megan Jerome and Mike Essoudry. Rob has performed with the Shuffle Demons, Mary-Margaret O’Hara, Gil Evans Orchestra, Fred Stone, Angstones, Hemispheres and many others. Besides Canadian folk and jazz festivals and concert tours, Rob has played at the Bluenote in NYC, Washington Jazzfest in the UK and Molde Jazz Festival in Norway. Check out robfrayne.com for more.
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MEGABAND REG (3 levels)
CONCERT SUNDAY, APRIL 17
WESTBORO LEGION $15.00
7:30 - 10:30
Details regarding rehearsal locations will be sent to all registrants once their registration and payment are completed.