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Traditional Jazz Workshop Lenk

Swing and groove under professional guidance

The Traditional Jazz Workshop is aimed at musicians for trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, violin, piano, banjo, guitar, double bass, tuba, drums and vocals.

The Traditional Jazz Workshop Lenk offers practice-oriented intensive courses and is led by experienced and internationally active top musicians. The courses consist mainly of individual instrumental lessons and band training; in addition, there is a range of optional courses such as harmony, ear training, rhythm, improvisation for instrumental musicians, jazz singing for band musicians, rhythm section training, standards/leadsheet playing, Latin percussion and a band tutorial separate from the weekly course.

The weekly course focuses on traditional jazz styles (New Orleans, Dixieland, Swing) as well as mainstream and Bossa Nova. It is aimed at individual participants aged 15 and older with good instrumental and theoretical knowledge (rule of thumb: at least 4 years of lessons). There is no admission test.

General requirements for participation:
- 15 years and older
- no beginners on the instrument (at least 4 years of lessons)
- elementary music reading and harmony knowledge desirable
- with or without band experience

The courses are aimed at amateurs, advanced students, classical music teachers, experienced jazz players and musicians from brass bands.


Workshop: 9.-15. July 2023
Band tutorial: 7. -9. July 2023

Special Programme
Evening jam sessions in the club of the Hotel Wildstrubel open to the public.
Jam sessions at lunch time for beginners, directed by instructors.

You’ll find the online registration form until 25 April 2023. The number of participants is limited and places will be allocated according to receipt of registration.

The booking of accommodation is the responsibility of the participants.

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Mike Goetz
Eystrasse 2
CH-3401 Burgdorf
Tel. +41 34 424 15 02

Downtown Productions

Mike Goetz
Eystrasse 2
CH-3401 Burgdorf
Tel. +41 34 424 15 02