DAYTIME EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
From April 29-30, the renowned Melbourne Conservatorium will host a series of learning modules with artists including Herbie Hancock, Antonio Hart, James Morrison, Eric Reed, Eli Degibri and A Bu, all presented free and open to the public. The program will also include the second annual International Jazz Day Organizers’ Panel, featuring an inspiring discussion between community organizers from Italy, Singapore, South Africa and beyond on their Jazz Day experiences.
As part of the two-day lineup, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will present a master class alongside the Fellows from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a highly selective two-year master’s program widely recognized for training the next generation of jazz luminaries. The agenda on April 30 will culminate in a performance and open jam session led by the Hancock Fellows.
All participants are encouraged to bring their instruments!
The events at the Melbourne Conservatorium are a key part of a larger citywide celebration that will feature public performances by some of Australia’s best up-and-coming jazz ensembles as well as community service and outreach activities. We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for a very special International Jazz Day.
MONDAY 29 APRIL
|11:00 – 12:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Federation Hall, 204-234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank||Master class with A Bu|
|12:30 – 1:30||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Federation Hall, 204-234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank||Workshop: Improvisation - A Meeting Point for Jazz and Indigenous Culture. With James Morrison and William Barton.|
|14:00 – 15:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Federation Hall, 204-234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank||Master class: Herbie Hancock with Hancock Institute Fellows|
|14:00 – 15:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Federation Hall, 204-234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank||Vocal master class|
TUESDAY 30 APRIL
|10:00 – 11:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Myer Auditorium||Master class with Antonio Hart|
|10:00 – 11:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / RR #1||Bass workshop with Emma Dayhuff|
|10:00 – 11:00||Room 810, Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Sturt St, Southbank VIC||Saxophone workshop with Lenard Simpson and Chris Lewis|
|11:30 – 12:30||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Myer Auditorium||Master class with Eric Reed|
|11:30 – 12:30||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / RR #1||Drums workshop with Malachi Whitson|
|11:30 – 12:30||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / RR #2||Trumpet workshop with Aidan Lombard|
|13:00 – 14:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Myer Auditorium||Panel Discussion: Jazz Day Around the World |
Featuring International Jazz Day organizers from American Samoa, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa
|13:00 – 14:00||Room 810, Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Sturt St, Southbank VIC||Piano workshop with Paul Cornish|
|13:00 – 14:30||Room 808, Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Sturt St, Southbank VIC||Tune Learning Clinic with Dr. JB Dyas|
|14:30 – 15:30||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Myer Auditorium||Workshop with Eli Degibri|
|14:30 – 15:30||Room 808, Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Sturt St, Southbank VIC||Workshop with Tarek Yamani|
|16:00 – 17:00||Melbourne Conservatorium of Music / Myer Auditorium||Performance/jam session with Hancock Institute Fellows|
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and a number of Internationally renowned jazz artists lead a series of free masterclasses as part of International Jazz Day. In the Utzon Room and Concert Hall Northern Foyer.
Tickets limited to two per person, per workshop. If you and your guest are looking to attend separate workshops, we recommend that you book separately.
A free lunch is included for students staying the full day. Find out more on the day of the event.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House.
FRIDAY 26 APRIL
|9.30am - 10.20am||Sydney Opera House||Master class with James Morrison.|
Celebrated multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and educator James Morrison AM leads a masterclass exploring fundamental concepts of jazz improvisation and performance.
|9.30am - 10.20am & 11.30am - 12.20pm||Sydney Opera House||Big Band workshop with Antonio Hart.|
Saxophonist Antonio Hart leads working rehearsals with the NSW Public Schools Jazz Orchestra and Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra.
|10.30am - 11.20am||Sydney Opera House||Vocal master class|
|10.30am - 11.20am||Sydney Opera House||Rhythm section workshop with Hancock Institute Fellows.|
Paul Cornish (piano), Emma Dayhuff (bass), Roni Eytan (harmonica) and Malachi Whitson (drums) from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA lead an intensive workshop geared toward rhythm section players.
|11.30am - 12.20pm||Sydney Opera House||Performance and discussion with SOUND CIRCLE Ensemble.|
The Sydney Conservatorium’s Sound Circle Ensemble will present a demonstration and discussion of their unique process for improvising musical interpretations of the Aboriginal languages of Sydney and Southern Sydney. The session will be led by acclaimed didgeridoo player, singer, and composer Matthew Doyle along with Conservatorium faculty members Kevin Hunt and James Greening.
|1.15pm - 2.45pm||Sydney Opera House||Master class with Herbie Hancock, James Morrison and Hancock Institute Fellows.|
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and International Jazz Day 2019 Co-Artistic Director James Morrison will co-lead this master class exploring the history and nature of improvisation in jazz music. Featuring the Fellows from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. This masterclass will be broadcast live on the Sydney Opera House YouTube and Facebook channels.
|3pm - 4.30pm||Sydney Opera House||Jam session.|
Celebrated around the globe each year, International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity. The jam session, led by the Hancock Fellows, marks the end of the masterclasses where students and artists perform together in the Concert Hall Northern Foyer overlooking the stunning Sydney Harbour.