Master Class

Club Skills for
Brass Players

with Chuck MacKinnon

Master Classes & Group Instruction

Club Skills for Brass Players



6-week series with Chuck MacKinnon
Sundays, Apr 7 - May 19, 1-2:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab

Non-Members: $35 per class; $210 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $150 full course

Taught by jazz trumpeter Chuck McKinnon, Club Skills is a six-week group lesson that prepares trumpeters and trombonists for the club performance environment. This will be a supportive atmosphere where you will attain the repertoire and improvisational skills necessary to perform in the jazz tradition, focusing on memorization of the easiest songs that can be played at jam sessions worldwide. Individualized, level-appropriate repertoire preparation will be developed for each participant in addition to instruction in jam session etiquette. Historical perspective of the jazz trumpet tradition will be presented, including transcriptions and analysis of key trumpeters such as Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Woody Shaw. Space is limited to ten (10) aspiring brass players (older teens and adults) with knowledge of major scales and the desire to improvise.