Jazz at the Ayala Museum in cooperation with The Philippine International Jazz Festival Foundation presents Jeff Harrington Improvisation Workshop—an overview of basic to advances improvisation techniques applicable to all instruments and styles of jazz, pop, funk, and Latin music. Participants are invited to bring the...ir instruments and questions. All are welcome!
22 May at 4PM at the Ayala Museum. Workshop fee is Php500. Limited slots available. For inquiries, call 757-7117 to 21 local 28; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or log on to www.ayalamuseum.org and www.pijazzfest.com
About Jeff Harrington
Saxophonist, composer, author, educator, and producer, Jeff Harrington is a Professor at Berklee College of Music (where he teaches saxophone, improvisation, and jazz history), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Affiliated Artist, and a Harvard University MLSP Instructor.
Studies in saxophone, improvisation, composition, clarinet, and flute with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Charlie Banocas, John Mehehan, George Russel, John La Porta, Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Guiffre, Bob Moses, Bill Dixon, Barry Harris, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Henry Brandt, Matt Mavuglio, and Milford Graves. His degrees include an M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M from Berklee College of Music, as well as extensive graduate and undergraduate studies at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music, and Bennington College.
He is the author of Blues Improvisation Complete (Berklee Press), available in Bb, Eb, C, and C bass clef versions, Great Tenor Saxophone Solos Volumes 1 and 2, Great Smooth Jazz, R&B and Pop Tenor Saxophone Solos, and Written Solos On Standard Tines Volumes 1 and 2. New books coming out in 2010 include Essential Solos on Standard Progressions (Advance Music) and Great Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Pop Saxophone Solos (Berklee Press/Hal Leonard)
Performing credits include touring as a featured solist with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and performances with Milt Hinton, Ricky Ford, and Makoto Ozone. His recordings include Cosmic Motion Picture with his own quartet, One by the Reed Dieffenback Quartet, Homecookin’! (Reed Dieffenbach Quintet) and So Tru by Trudy Sandhaus, among others. A new solo album, Emanation, as well as upcoming CDs by Harry Fix Quarter and Reed Dieffenback are due out in 2010