Jazz @ Prato Italy November 25th – Dec 14th 2013

 

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At the Sir Zelman School of Music students are offered the opportunity to enrol in overseas units in New York and at Monash’s centre in Prato Italy. In November/December 2013 it was the  turn of Jazz students to travel to Italy (Classical in 2014) and study/perform/record with some of the legends of European Jazz including seminal artists Enrico Rava and John Taylor leading jazz artists Paulo Angeli, Paul MCcandless.  The study unit also included The Monash Jazz Festival at the Politeama Theatre  – 

“The Monash University Jazz Festival is a collaborative project organised by the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, G. Verdi Music School and Teatro Politeama Pratese. Students from Monash University and internationally-renowned artists such as Paolo Angeli, Ares Tavolazzi, Paul McCandless, Mirko Guerrini, John Taylor and Rob Burke will put on an amazing six day music festival at the Ridotto of the Politeama.”

Following is an outline of the schedule of  the fantastic learning and musical experiences afforded to Monash  students.

Welcome to the Jazz @ Prato –  Italy 

Day 1 – 25th Nov

  • Tour of Florence 
  • Press conference

Day 2 – 26th Nov

  • Ensemble Rehearsals – focus on rhythm changes.
  • Jazz class – Motivic development (part 1)
  • Stefano Zenni – (Musicologist) Italian Jazz 
  • Tour of Prato

Day 3 – 27th Nov

  • Jazz class – Motivic development (part 2)
  • Ensemble Rehearsals – focus on rhythm changes.
  • Umberto Sangionvanni

Day 4 – 28th Nov

Day 5 – 29th Nov

  • Ensemble Rehearsals 
  • Workshop with Paolo Angeli
  • Concert at Politeamo – Paulo Angeli (Monash Jazz Festival)

Day 6 – 30th Nov

  • Travel to Rome (5.30am depart)
  • Guided tour – St Peters- Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Forum, Trevi Fountain

Day 7 – 1st Dec

  • Free Day

Day 8 – 2nd Dec

  • Christina Zavalloni – working with singers
  • Rehearsals

Day 9 – 3rd Dec

  • Ares Tavolazzi – Bass Player w/shop
  • Paul McCandless

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  • Concert – Mirko Guerrini, Christina Zavalloni, Ares Tavolazzi at the Politeama Theatre (Monash Jazz Festival)

Day 10 – 4th Dec

 

  • Paul McCandless – W/shop – rehearsal and Concert at the Politeama Theatre (Monash Jazz Festival)

Day 11 – 5th Dec

  • Paul Mcandless – Recording – all students – Paul Grabowsky – Rob Burke – Mirko Guerrini – Steve Magnusson

Day 12 – 6th Dec

  • W/shop with Enrico Rava
  • Rehearsal with Enrico Rava
  • Concert – Monash Staff – Paul Grabowsky – Rob Burke – Mirko Guerrini – Steve Magnusson at the Politeama Theatre (Monash Jazz Festival)

Day 13 – 7th Dec

  • Recording – all day with Enrico Rava – Paul Grabowsky – Rob Burke – Mirko Guerrini – Steve Magnusson and Students

Day 14 – 8th Dec

  • Recording – all day with Enrico Rava – Paul Grabowsky – Rob Burke – Mirko Guerrini – Steve Magnusson and Students
  • Tour – Sienna and San Gimignano  (all Day)

Day 15 – 9th Dec

  • Stefano Zenni – (Musicologist) Italian Jazz 
  • Student Ensembles
  • Concert – Paul Grabowsky – Rob Burke – Mirko Guerrini – Steve Magnusson and Students (Monash Jazz Festival)

Day 17 – 10th Dec

Day 18 – 11th Dec

  • Ensemble – Rehearsals
  • Student ensemble concert – at the Monash University Prato Centre,  Salone Grollo 

Day 19- 12th Dec

  • Recording of student ensembles

Day 16 – 13th Dec

  • Study Unit Finishes – Students depart

 

 

 

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