Presented by saxophonist and educator Dr. Michael Pedicin **, in association with the Somers Point Jazz Society and the Ocean City, NJ Free Public Library.
“The Art of Improvisation” series is dedicated to the memory of the late Christopher Maloney, who lived a life… filled with creative and intellectual inspiration and community involvement.
**Also presenting: pianist Chris Simonini; bassist Lee Smith; drummer Vic Stevens.
The Art of Improvisation, Part I (March 23rd, 2:00-3:15 p.m.)
Part I will introduce the concept of improvisation, which is a form of spontaneous musical composition, created and performed by jazz musicians. During this first of three parts, Michael and the quartet’s other musicians will discuss, present, demonstrate, and perform how this is accomplished. Musical samples and educational material will be presented to an audience of both non-musicians and musicians. We welcome all, and will convey this material in simplistic terms for all to understand. Jazz will be played!