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All Levels | Jazz is considered a free-form genre that leaves plenty of space for improvisation. However, even within that notably flexible structure, there is a solid foundation on which jazz is built. In this series, we will dig into some jazz classics as well as more modern pieces to explore this foundation. Work with singer, songwriter, producer, and composer SassyBlack to learn tips, tricks, and strategies to write lyrics and melodies that have been built for the jazz genre.
Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.
Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.
All times are listed in Pacific Time.
Class Type: 8 SessionsMultigenre, Online, Performance Writing
Term: Fall 2020
Start Date: 10/21/2020
No Class On: 11/25/2020
End Date: 12/16/2020
Days of the Week: Wednesday
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, SassyBlack, who first started performing in clubs at 18, hit the public consciousness in 2008 with her hip-hop duo, THEESatisfaction, releasing two records on Sub Pop. Since, she has fostered a solo career, writing and producing all of her music and releasing 11 projects since 2015. With melodies often compared to Herbie Hancock and a voice often compared to Sarah Vaughan, Black has received acclaim from myriad publications, including Pitchfork, Noisey, Afropunk, SPIN, and Essence.
With the gravity of a celestial body the gods themselves would fawn over, the artist will release her next record, Ancient Mahogany Gold, fall of 2019. Black, who has shared stages with performers like Princess Nokia and Charles Bradley, has played popular summer festivals like Capitol Hill Block Party and SXSW. And along with her music, which has been featured on the Adult Swim compilation, LUXE, her acting prowess has been featured on the HBO series, Vinyl, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. In short, she’s a modern day creative oracle.