Developing the Young Jazz Saxophone Player - with Hugh Jones, Joel Vanderheyden, and Mike Karpowicz - Nottelmann Music Company
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Developing the Young Jazz Saxophone Player – with Hugh Jones, Joel Vanderheyden, and Mike Karpowicz

Developing the Young Jazz Saxophone Player – with Hugh Jones, Joel Vanderheyden, and Mike Karpowicz

About this Webinar – From the NPD Webinar Jazz Series –

This webinar is designed to help music teachers to guide the young saxophonist into becoming a successful jazz saxophonist.  We cover all the important topics – Tone Production, Equipment, Playing in the Section, Articulation, Listening, Vibrato, Sub-tone, Improvisation, and Styles-Swing, Latin, Rock/Funk.  Our presenters are top St. Louis saxophonist/educators Hugh Jones, Joel Vanderheyden, and Mike Karpowicz.

About Our Presenters –

Hugh Jones

Local Saxophonist and Educator Hugh Jones has been one of the most in demand saxophonists in the St. Louis area for the past 30 years. He has played at nearly every major venue in the area having performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, Johnny Mathis, The O’Jays, Petula Clark, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Mulgrew Miller, The Jim Widner Big Band, The St. Louis Jazz Orchestra, The Dave Dickey Big Band, and many others.  . He has long been involved with Jazz Education in St. Louis, having taught at Westminster Christian Academy, Crossroads College Preparatory, and currently Chaminade College Preparatory School.  MORE…

Joel Vanderheyden

Currently, Dr. Joel Vanderheyden serves as Professor of Music and Director of Jazz at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO, and teaches Applied Saxophone at Washington University. He maintains an active schedule working with high school and college students across the country, and is a performing artist/clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds and Selmer Paris Saxophones.  As a working professional musician, Joel’s current performing spans from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to the cinematic electro-jazz group, Koplant No. He is also a regular member of the Jazz St. Louis Big Band, the live-looping trio Vehachi, and the Missouri Saxophone Quartet, and has performed on stages in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Scotland, Croatia, and across the United States, spanning large festivals, intimate jazz clubs, rock venues, live radio performances, and some of the world’s finest concert halls.  MORE…

Mike Karpowicz

Mike Karpowicz, saxophone-woodwinds, professional musician and educator. With over thirty years of experience in music education he is currently teaching as an Adjunct at Webster University, saxophone-woodwind instructor at St. Louis University High School and at his home studio. He has performed with and recorded with the Kim Portnoy Big Band, St. Louis Jazz Orchestra, Jim Widner Big Band, the Sessions Big Band and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. He has performed with jazz greats Louie Bellson, Jon Faddis, Rob McConnell, Clark Terry, Lew Tabackin, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Nick Brignola, Bobby Shew, Mel Torme, Michel LeGrand, Dave
Pietro, Conrad Herwig, Ella Fitzgerald and The Manhattan Transfer.  He has served as a faculty member for the International Summer Jazz Academy in Krakow, Poland and is a regular faculty member of the Webster University Summer Jazz Camp.

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To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four –  – for Optional PD Credit

Receive TWO HOURS PD credit for this video.  An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.  In order to do so, you’ll need to register in the quiz with an alternate email.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

Contact any of our presenters to arrange in-person clinics, private lessons, or ask a question

EMAIL Hugh Jones  –   EMAIL Joel Vanderheyden  –  EMAIL Mike Karpowicz

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