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Jazz Workshop at GEMS World Academy Switzerland

November 9, 2016

The GWAS Music Academy hosted a jazz workshop with the Neon Fusion Jazz Band from Fielding High School in New Zealand on July 15th 2016. Julie Tompkins-Wagner, Director of the Music Academy, and John Lane, Professor of Guitar, ran the workshop for the 8 member band which is on a Student Horizons tour of Europe. Their goal is to assimilate and learn all that they can while searching out performance opportunities along the way.
It was a real pleasure to work with this group and they learned a lot about performance technique, jazz style, ensemble balance, and how to play off each other. Not to mention how to “funk it up”, and really use their instruments in a wider range, both stylistically and literally. Congratulations to all the band members and their director, Danielle Grove, for their stellar preparation which made it so rewarding to work with the group.
The GWAS Music Academy offers individual instrumental and vocal lessons to students aged 5 and higher and is open to the public. If you are interested in music lessons, please visit the website: or email: or call 021-964 18 18

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