If you are a composer or arranger, you definitely should be there! This Master Class is by Scott Healy, pianist/composer. (www.bluedogmusic.com)
This stuff is VERY deep, very inspirational. The music and effects he gets when orchestrating for his 14-piece jazz ensemble is completely “wonderous.” How does he do that? His writing and knowledge of orchestration is definitely HEAVY.
How do I know? This week I have been preparing his scores for the Saturday presentation, syncing each page of score with the audio (this material will be included in a hand-out at the event). I also have the pleasure of playing his music in the L.A. version of his band. Who is this guy? Scott Healy came out to Los Angeles when the Conan O’Brien show moved out here. He plays piano on that show, but his credits are numerous (I’ll list them at the bottom of this message).
Master Class details:
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 11am-2pm
“Writing Outside the Box Techniques for Expanding Jazz Composition”
@ The Evergreen Stage
4403 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank CA 91505
$25 Members & Students / $40 Non-Members
The Sept. 23rd Master Class will explore some of the ways a composer can extend the harmonic, rhythmic, orchestrational and emotional language of large ensemble jazz writing. Topics will include linear harmony, plastic meter, “off the grid” writing, controlled and notated improvisation, spatial and box notation, layered counterpoint, and techniques borrowed from 20th century classical composition. Musical examples will include excerpts and full works from studio and live recordings, with accompanying scores and analysis.
Los Angeles-based Scott Healy is a multitasking, Grammy-nominated composer, recording artist, producer, bandleader, pianist and multi-keyboardist. He is best-known for playing in the house band for Conan O’Brien: first on Late Night in NYC, then moving out to LA in 2009 for The Tonight Show, and now Conan on TBS, where he holds down the keyboard chair in the Basic Cable Band. His 2013 release, Hudson City Suite, by the 10-piece Scott Healy Ensemble garnered worldwide praise, stellar online and print reviews, national jazz radio airplay, and a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition.
I hope to see you there.
All the best,