Madison Jazz Residency Oct. 5-9, 2015

Through a Jazz education grant by Madison School district and Greater Madison Jazz Consortium; Laurie will work with music teacher Gina Haugen at Glen Stevens Elementary October 5-9 teaching kids about blues and rhythm changes, improvisation and just the way jazz is. Each class we’ll learn how to enter into the world of jazz, hear it’s distinctive colors and speak it’s improvisatory language. The week will have guest appearances by great Madison Jazz legends like Diva Jan Wheaton and Piano Man Jim Erickson and conclude with a concert featuring the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald and live musicians

Jan Wheaton – vocals, Jim Erickson – piano, Chris Sandoval – drums, Jon Vriesacker – Violin and Laurie Lang – bass along with Ms Haugen and her amazing students at Glen Stevens!

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