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Improvisation Workshop - The Root Progression System

July 30, 2017
11:30 am
California Jazz Conservatory

With it's 'roots' (pardon the pun) in New Orleans, the Root Progression System is an effective tool for young improvisors learning the importance of mastering jazz language and harmonic structure in all keys. It is also effective for veteran improvisors in gaining facility with more language and utilizing musical ideas in new and interesting ways. Dr. Mitch Butler leads this workshop explaining and demonstrating the Root Progression System (RPS) and its applications as a practice methodology and improvisational tool. Mitch will demonstrate musical examples using RPS. Open to all. Jazz trombonist Dr. Mitch Butler received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Performance from East Carolina University. He received his doctorate in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Butler leads his own quartet and has performed with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Curtis Fuller, Branford Marsalis, Slide Hampton and many others. Mitch is an exclusive Michael Rath Trombones artist and clinician. $30 In Advance (Register at CJC Link Below) $45 General Day Of

California Jazz Conservatory

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