Join us for a recital by the Portland Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Studies Program students!
They participate in the Intermediate Youth Ensemble, Adult Ensemble, and Advanced Youth Ensemble groups in our Jazz Studies Program.
The Jazz Studies Program at the Portland Conservatory of Music, led by saxophonist/composer Titus Abbott, is an innovative jazz program centered around students gaining improvisational skills and a solid understanding of contemporary and classic jazz.
Along with the ensemble classes for both youth and adults, the program offers courses in jazz harmony and jazz history, with plans to expand to ear training and college audition prep. The Jazz Studies Program is a companion to our Karger College Prep Program.
Titus Abbott’s background is as a jazz saxophonist, performing both as leader and sideman in the US, Canada and Europe. His primary instruments are saxophones and clarinets, but he has training on piano, bass and drums. He has been teaching privately for over 20 years and is dedicated to introducing young musicians to the art of improvisation. The Jazz Studies program features a combination of PCM faculty and visiting artist master classes.
Local jazz band and jazz combo students are encouraged to apply to this program. It is an excellent way for them to develop their jazz improvisation and theory skills that will enhance their high school ensemble performance and prepare them for college auditions.
When: April 29, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Woodfords Congregational Church, Meloon Chapel, 202 Woodford St., Portland, ME
Tickets: Free and open to the public