The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., is set to premiere a workshop specifically for novice musicians (ages 10-17) who want to learn how to solo in jazz combos or bands.
The Nash Futures Workshop is designed to teach students the skill of jazz improvisation—a language developed over time through the process of listening and imitation. Students will learn to improvise small phrases and melodies that, eventually, can be linked together into longer musical sentences that can communicate ideas and feelings.
The Nash Futures Workshop will be held Monday evenings from 4-6 p.m. for 15 weeks, from Jan. 14 through April 22. Registration is $150 and is available at www.thenash.org/education.