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Workshops

 

Jazz in the schools

 

In our series “Jazz in the schools”, children from all levels of schools can come to the Bird's Eye, the place where jazz musicians work, to experience at first hand such things as how to establish a rhythm or how to improvise on a theme together. They learn how musicians communicate with each other on stage, as well as how they are able to express themselves freely in a given form.

They sing melodies they hear; they clap and stomp their feet on off beats; they even play on their own instruments at their own skill level. Afterwards, jazz music is no longer an abstract concept but a profound personal experience that can make a lasting impression on them.

 

Themes + Focuses

Each of our workshops has its own focus and content and can be discussed in advance with the instructors so they can adapt the session to the individual needs and level of each class.

 

Instructors

We regularly offer workshops with experienced instructors from the Basel area. With advance notice, these workshops can be conducted at any time.

In addition, when the musicians have experience teaching school classes, we can also organize courses and workshops with bands performing at the Bird's Eye whose projects might be of interest to and appropriate for young people.

 

Funding

Basel-Stadt
Workshops for school classes in the canton of Basel-Stadt can be funded with a budget that is administered by the “Cantonal conference for school music” (“Kantonale Konferenz Schulmusik”).
Contact: benjamin.rapp@edubs.ch
 
Basel-Land
School classes in the canton of Basel-Land can submit a request to subsidize the costs of the workshop to the “Vermittlung” office of the cantonal government.
Contact: Fredy Bünter, kulturelles.bl, fredy.buenter@bl.ch, Tel. 061 552 50 69

 

For music teachers

If you are a music teacher and would like to get a sense of these opportunities, please contact us if you are interested in arranging to come sit in on one of our workshops.

 

Information + Registration

If you have any questions about workshops, funding, or other topics, please feel free to contact us.
 
the bird's eye jazz club
Tel. 061 263 33 41
office@birdseye.ch
 


 

Permanent Workshops

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Primary School | Secondary Level I + II

Improvisation & Rhytmics in Jazz

with the Alex Hendriksen Quartet

 

 
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Primary School | Secondary Level I + II

Vocal Jazz – from Tradition to Innovation

with Julie Fahrer

 

Date upon appointment

 
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Secondary Level I + II

Jazz? - Just do it!

with Ann Malcolm

 

 
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Secondary Level I + II

Sounds of the South: Discover Latin American Rhythms!

with Alberto García

 

Date upon appointment

 
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Primary School

Perkussion and Bodypercussion

with Alberto García

 

Date upon appointment

 
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Primary School

Vocal Jazz – Improvise with the voice

with Andrea Nydegger

 

Date upon appointment

 

Workshops for adults

 

We also regularly offer courses and workshops for adults about jazz and its roots as well as about related musical styles. The themes of these courses range from polyphonic circle singing from Cameroon to the secrets of jazz and the discovery of Afro-Cuban rhythms.