Are You Ready to Swing?

At Jazz Port Townsend, we focus on the ‘straight-ahead’ part of the jazz spectrum. We wanted to let you jazzoids know, however, about a special weekend workshop taking place in May that lives in the "vintage-swing" part of the spectrum.

We’ve invited Mike Dowling, Paul Anastasio, Jennifer Scott,
and Rene Worst to conduct a Swing Intensive, May 8-11, 2008. If you play guitar, fiddle, acoustic bass, or sing at an intermediate and above level, this weekend could be for you.

The world of swing is a big one, but with this intensive long
weekend the focus will be on "vintage swing", classics from the 30’s
and 40’s that will include jump blues, and western swing, instrumentals
as well as vocals. Morning sessions will be devoted to technique, while
afternoons will include a faculty-led band lab that will demonstrate
how to "put it all together."

Please visit the Swing Intensive page on our Fiddle Tunes site to learn more and to register–space is very limited in this special weekend. Hope to see you there!

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