MOTIVATE * ENERGISE * INSPIRE


Drummer and leader of Swing City Big Band John Morrison and vocalist Jacki Cooper are passionate about music education. With years of playing, teaching, and international touring experience behind them, John and Jacki can design a music workshop especially suited to your music program’s requirements, for primary school, high school, or community band or choir.

A typical school visit may involve John working with the stage band in the morning and concert band in the afternoon in a workshop setting (working on various aspects of big band playing – dynamics, style, groove) or rehearsal setting (working on specific repertoire). Jacki works with vocalists¬† individually or in groups. She can also workshop existing choirs, teaching new charts, vocal technique, and scat. It is a great opportunity for schools with little or no vocal program to invite students for a “Come and Try” choir/vocal experience.

John Morrison has delighted audiences for more than 25 years with his humour and dedication to sounds that swing. He has performed at festivals all over the world with his brother, James Morrison and is the driving force behind Swing City – the big band that opened the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Jacki Cooper is a seasoned jazz vocalist and big band singer, also having performed internationally before teaming up with John. Together they bring their unique style of music education to schools across Australia with the aim to motivate, energise and inspire young players and singers.

Workshops include:
*Stage Band
*Concert Band
*Drum Clinic
*Rhythm Section Clinic
*Jazz Phrasing
*Finding the Groove
*Practical Dynamics
*Choir Workshop
*Voice Workshop
*Scat Workshop
*Improv for Beginners

John and Jacki can also perform with your school band or with their quartet.

For more information or a specific quote for your school:
Email: jacki@jackicooper.com
http://www.morrisonmusic.com.au

Make it Swing – pdf

 

Primary school music workshops, High School Music Workshops, Community Band Music Workshops

One comment on “MOTIVATE * ENERGISE * INSPIRE

  1. I have always wanted to coach local bigbands the fine art of unlocking the mysteries of the stock arrangement. For the last 15 years my swingband has held on to the weekly steady at the Green Mill Lounge in chicago. It was nearly impossible for me to get into this place but now it looks like we have become a tradition in Chicago.

    I would like to offer my skills to be a part of your program.

    Alan Gresik
    708-860-1971
    gresikproductions.com

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