JAZZ 30 - Jazz in duo and small ensemble

with the Fink-Körner-Duo

The course is designed for all musicians who have or want to gain experience in jazz improvisation. 

Learning content and practice methods are individually tailored to the needs and interests of the participants.

The goals are to learn essential playing techniques required for playing in a duo or small ensemble without a rhythm section, to adapt music titles for duo playing, to develop one's own "musical language", and to design and present a concert program.

Content focuses on developing interplay in timing, phrasing, sound, blending and interaction. Tips on how to catch and stabilize, on rhythmically and harmonically supporting accompaniment and solos, or on designing intros and outros round out the program. Every instrument is welcome - also singers!

Teaching team:

Hansjörg Fink graduated in 1995 with diplomas in jazz trombonist, classical trombonist, in pedagogy and didactics for trombone and ensemble conducting at the Hogeschool van den Kunsten Amsterdam in Hilversum (NL). Since then he has been a freelance trombonist. He taught as a university lecturer, and worked as a trombone instructor and overall leader with well-known ensembles.

Gero Körner studied jazz piano at the HfM Cologne and received classical piano training. He is active across genres as a sideman and solo artist with a focus on jazz, soul/funk and classical chamber music. Since 2010 he has been a lecturer at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

Number of participants: approx.10

incl. meals and accommodation in single room 393 €, in double room 363 €

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.

This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2441 as serving official interests.