Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
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973 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States ,

Jazz Lecture Series: Simultaneous Group Improvisation

Apr 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm  —  Apr 15, 2018 @ 4:00pm

Presented by Mike Effenberger: All of us are collectively improvising every day, all day, in some way or another.
You will not compose the next thought that enters your mind: it will be improvised based on your past experiences, values, ideology, biases, and habits.
In this lecture we’ll explore how that same spirit of group improvisation formed jazz into what it is, from earliest pre-swing Dixieland to the beautifully cacophonous ensemble playing in Mingus’ bands and the wildest imaginings of Albert Ayler or late-period John Coltrane.



Portsmouth Music and Arts Center

973 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States 


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