Newark Museum Presents Master Classes
Fantastic opportunity for young musicians to work one-on-one with jazz artists at the Newark Museum.
The Newark Museum and WBGO-Jazz 88 will offer free master classes for aspiring jazz musicians, age 13 and older, on June 19 with saxophonist David Murray and July 17 with percussionist Bobby Sanabria, following their performances at The Museum’s Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert Series performances. The free classes are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Now in its 43rd year, the highly popular Jazz in the Garden summer concerts in the Museum’s Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, are presented weekly, on Thursdays, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., beginning June 19 through August 7.
According to Sheila Anderson, producer of The Newark Museum’s Jazz in the Garden Summer Concert series, and author of two jazz-related books, the hourlong masters classes will provide students an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the artists. During the sessions, the featured musicians will demonstrate aspects of their jazz expertise, share career tips and engage in a Q&A.. “This is an extraordinary opportunity that will give up-and-coming musicians the chance to get real-life direction that they wouldn’t get from just studying music,” Anderson said.