Intermediate Jazz Bass
& Improvisation
(Upright & Electric)

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 September 21December 13, 2020

Learn the building blocks of improvising on the double bass or bass guitar in a jazz style. Develop walking bass lines and improvised solos from chord charts and discover methods for instructing young bassists in a jazz ensemble setting.

Students can choose either upright or electric bass to take this course.

Instructor: Doug Bistrow

Bistrow,_Doug_headshot_2017_BRIDoug Bistrow received his degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he majored in string bass performance and jazz & contemporary media. Giving over 150 concerts per year, he has performed with Itzhak Perlman,the Silk Road Ensemble, Edgar Meyer, Howard Levy, The Metropolitan Jazz Octet, Time For Three, Johnny Osborne, Ky-Mani Marley, Corey Chisel, Keith & Tex, and many others. Bistrow is a member of the Chicago Philharmonic, the Metropolis Symphony, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. He is on the faculty at Vandercook College of Music and the Merit School of Music, where he teaches double bass, jazz studies, music history and music theory. He also owns and operates Audio Bistro Recording Studio in Chicago's Logan Square.
 

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