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Will be away for a month from mid December for the Jazz Education Network Conference 2017 in New Orleans!

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Singapore Live Jazz Updates

Some of you all have been asking me “There’s Jazz to watch in Singapore meh?” (Singlish) Here’s a list for your easy viewing pleasure! Will try my best to post up each week.

Click on this link to check it out: Singapore Jazz Scene Updates
or you can access it via the tab on the top left corner under “Community Music”!

Blues Workshop at ETMA

These are some photos from the workshop today! I’m so glad to see classical musicians improvising for the first time. They started out nervous but after that felt more confident as we did more trade 4s around the room. I’m also glad that intermediate level improvisers learnt more about the theoretical and historical side of Blues too! I’m thankful for my professors Larry Watson and Julius Williams in educating me about their music through the various African American music classes they had conducted.

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Photos taken at Earth Tone Recital Hall, Earth Tone Music Academy, Lakefields, Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Celviano Grand Hybird Piano Launch

Last week I represented Earth Tone Music Academy (ETMA) at Casio Malaysia’s piano launch event. Previously, I got the chance to teach on the Grand Hybrid at ETMA and I’m amazed to see a digital piano having hammers!

The event featured Malaysia’s pianists, Tay Cher Siang and Leonard Yeap, playing both duets and solos of classical and jazz piano.

 

This was the goofy side of Cher Siang as he switches piano with Leonard mid-performance of “Billie’s Bounce”. I love how they’re always borrowing each other’s improvisation ideas. Cher Siang is definitely a virtuosic pianist while Leonard composition ideas are very melodic which I see it being reflected in his improvised ideas too. Much to be learnt from these two great minds!

 

Malay Jazz

Watched jazz duo Az Samad and Tay Cher Siang performed at No Black Tie with featured guest Janet Lee. Love their rendition of P. Ramlee’s Getaran Jiwa! So much more to explore on our roots in jazz!

 

Workshop on The Blues: Compose, Teach, Perform

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/322713274755237/

I will be conducting a workshop for music educators and those who want to learn how to improvise! Specific topics such as the history of The Blues, music theory of The Blues, and bring your instruments because we will learn how to listen out for each other and improvise.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1.30-3pm

Earth Tone Music Academy
No. 72-1, Jalan Tasik Utama 7, Lake Field, The Trillium, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Register with Wayne at +6 012 388 3345.