Workshops

In the afternoons, the 38th edition of JazzAscona features a number of workshops focusing on various aspects of New Orleans culture and jazz. All workshops are free and without registration. Discover all the secrets of Burlesque with Trixie Minx and dance Second Line, Afro-House and Brazilian Samba with Michelle N. Gibson.

The afternoon dedicated to trumpet players will take place once again thanks to Ashlin Parker’s Trumpet Mafia. The Majid Foundation will also host a number of talks on Stride Piano, Coleman Hawkins, New Orleans Drumming and the Music Industry.

 

“Ear we Go”
with Gilles Repond

23.6, 24.6, 25.6 - 17:00-18:30

📍 PIAZZALE ELVEZIA

The playful freedom of jazz in the service of musical learning is at the heart of this educational project involving children from New Orleans with the Roots of Music, among others. The workshop is based on the oral transmission of knowledge and on the joy of experiencing musical and human adventure that is as powerful as it is constructive. Conducted by Gilles Repond, trombonist, conservatory lecturer and animator of educational activities with children in Paris. The workshop will end on Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. with a concert on Stage Chiesa with all participants.

Gilles Repond
Michelle Gibson

New Orleans Original Buck Shop
(second line)
with Michelle N. Gibson

25.6 - 16:30-17:30

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

The course offers insight into the aesthetics of the Second Line, a collective ritual of New Orleans in which the crowd dances following a marching brass band. This tradition has its roots in the dance culture brought to New Orleans by enslaved West African people.

The Music of New Orleans,
Drum Techniques
with Adonis Rose

26.6 - 16:30-17:30

📍 FONDAZIONE MAJID

Adonis Rose, drummer and artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, introduces us to the techniques of the New Orleans Beat.

Adonis Rose
Michelle Gibson

Afro-House
with Michelle N. Gibson

26.6 - 16:30-17:30

 

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

The second session with choreographer, educator and performer Michelle N. Gibson is dedicated to Afro-House and will focus on movement aesthetics derived from the African Diaspora.

Trumpet Mafia
with Ashlin Parker

27.6 - 15:00-18:00

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

If you have some knowledge of trumpet and want to play in a group, bring the instrument with you!
Level does not matter, but the desire to play and learn. Trumpeter Ashlin Parker, founder of the Trumpet Mafia project in New Orleans, will conduct.

Ashlin Parker
Adrian Ross

Music Industry
with Adrian Ross

28.6 - 16:30-17:30

 

📍 FONDAZIONE MAJID

Adrian Ross of the Funkytown Agency will talk about his long experience in the music industry, giving plenty of advice and answering questions from the audience.

Let’s talk Hawk:
The Style of Coleman Hawkins
with Luca Stoll

29.6 - 16:30-17:30

📍 FONDAZIONE MAJID

Using a 1944 recording of Don’t Blame Me, we will observe two techniques often employed by Hawkins when improvising on Broadway songs: theme and variations, and voice leading.
We will also consider rhythmic and expressive aspects typical of his playing. As we investigate these techniques, we will try to apply them on our instruments.

This workshop is open to all instrumentalists.

Luca Stoll
Trixie Minx

Beat of burlesque
with Trixie Minx

29.6 - 16:30-17:30

 

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

Burlesque is a collaborative art form that combines movement with music. This class will show how to listen to music and learn how to find the rhythm of Burlesque, the melody of movement, and the best way to connect with the music while dancing.

Brazilian Samba
with Michelle N. Gibson

30.6 - 16:30-17:30

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

The third session with Michelle N. Gibson is all about Brazilian Samba!

Michelle Gibson
Brenno Boccadoro

An introduction to stride piano and its harmony
with Brenno Boccadoro

30.6 - 16:30-17:30

 

📍 FONDAZIONE MAJID

As a lecturer in musicology at the University of Geneva, Brenno Boccadoro is not only a great connoisseur of music history and jazz in particular, but also a specialist in Stride Piano, a musical style whose great performers include J.P. Johnson, Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

Art of burlesque
with Trixie Minx

1.7 - 16:30-17:30

📍 COLLEGIO PAPIO, AULA MAGNA

New Orleans artist Trixie Minx will reveal classic Burlesque techniques such as the shimmy, the bump & grind, in addition to other fundamental movements.

Trixie’s classes will not include strip tease, they are physical dance classes that can be done by anyone, regardless of gender.

Trixie Minx