Thursday, March 24, 2016

Borneo Jazz Festival 2016 - Free workshop on Jazz and Pop Patterns for Keyboard

MIRI: This year’s Borneo Jazz will feature a keyboard/piano workshop on ‘Jazz and Pop Patterns for the Keyboard’ as an outreach programme that targets local musicians.

It will be held at ParkCity Everly Hotel’s Ruai Bar from 10am to 12pm on May 13.

The workshop is free of charge and all interested pianists and keyboardists are invited to register in advance with Miri Music Centre by calling 085-412 615.

The invitation is on a first come, first serve basis.

The workshop is intended to provide free tutelage to local musical enthusiasts with a passion to learn the art of playing jazz.

The workshop will be conducted by Associate Professor Razif Mohd @ Jeep, a graduate of the Conservertoire de Region de Rueil-Malmaison and Centre d’Information Musicale de Paris, France.

He is lecturing in general musicianship, improvisation techniques, contemporary ensembles and short courses programme-continuous education for community at the School of Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

He has written books on the subject of jazz including ‘Boogie-Woogie piano’, ‘Piano Ragtime’, ‘Latin Jazz Piano’, ‘Koleksi Lagu-Lagu Jimmy Boyle and P Ramlee’ among others.

Razif is the founder, conductor and music director of the Voice Over Voice Ensemble, Jeep Jazz Trio + 1 and the USM jazz band.

Borneo Jazz intends to hold the workshops every year as part of its programme to reach out to young budding and talented local musicians.