Class of 1961
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
September 26, 2002
Dartmouth Student Quotes:
“The workshop was tremendously helpful. Being instructed and coached by the world's most prolific jazz artist, and arguably the most prolific artist of our time, is undeniably awesome. Mr. Marsalis related the concepts of swing and chromatic intertwinedness in soloing cogently and articulately.
He also poured his soul into his words and his playing -- something that you do not get always from a class room. Kabir scale: 11 out of 10.” – Kabir Sehgal ‘05
“I really feel I benefited greatly from the Wynton Marsalis Master Class. Just the opportunity to meet Wynton and have him critique our playing styles was quite a unique experience. My entire experience playing with Coast since my freshman year (I'm now a senior) has enabled me to play with many famous artists and I have truly valued those learning opportunities. Thank you.” – Glenn Jacobson ‘03
“I had a great time at the workshop. I learned a lot about addressing the audience, piano comping, and enjoyed working with a really outstanding trumpet player and great guy. He also encouraged me to do the wispa-tone again, and that was definitely useful. I think that events like this are essential to the music department at DartmouthCollege.
In my four terms here, I've played in a jam session with Uri Caine, gone to master classes with Dave Douglas and Kenny Garrett, and of course played in a master class with Wynton Marsalis. In a broader sense, the guests at Dartmouth – giving concerts, lectures, sitting in on classes, teaching and interacting with students in general – are a huge part of the experience here. Events like this also help the school's relationship with people in the local area, and benefit their lives as well. I'm all for that. Thanks so much.” – Stephen Wood '05
April 5, 2003
“I greatly enjoyed having David Harrington (of Kronos) as well as the commissioned composer attend our class last week. There were several new composers introduced in class in addition to at least one that I had heard of previously but wasn't familiar with his work." – Danielle Derocher '05
April 20, 2002
“Yes it was an incredible experience. I couldn't believe that we were chatting with Itzhak Perlman himself! I definitely see it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I hope that the Hop keeps up opportunities like this for students!” – anonymous
“I enjoyed it immensely - only thing: what does one ask a performer like Perlman with huge artistic proportions and prestige? It was very awkward because nobody really felt like saying anything - all small talk. I can imagine he's totally used to that by now. I think a more formal (well - you know like a dinner/sit down chit-chat) would have made things easier (and more time consuming and expensive!!). It was terrific none the less.”
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