Monday, June 9, 2014

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The Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal presents an intensive workshop on

Saturdays: June 14, 21, 28 
+ Concert Sunday June 29 at 8pm 

Over 3 Saturday afternoons we'll dive into some serious music (Ayler, Coleman, Coltrane, Cherry and more) and some serious questions: is Free Jazz a style? A kind of repertoire? A period of jazz history? Is it the same as 'improvised music' or 'noise'? 

Workshop leader Ellwood Epps has worked with some of the music's masters: William Parker, Steve Lacy, Marshall Allen, Joe McPhee and Henry Grimes to name a few. He will be happy to share the musical, philosophical, political and spiritual insights gained during a lifetime of working in creative music with wonderful humans like these. 

Through exercises, discussions, and lots of PLAYING, we'll be aiming to make our own music happen!

To top it all off, the ensemble will perform together at one of Montreal's most important Loft spaces, in the Free Jazz tradition. (Sunday June 29, 8pm)

The workshop is open to musicians of intermediate and advanced skills. Extensive jazz experience or reading NOT necessary. All instruments welcome. Drums and piano provided on-site. The workshop is offered in French and English.

Sign up now, space is very limited!

Special price! $60 if prepaid by June 9 (non-refundable)
After June 9, cost is $75 ($25 non-refundable to reserve, and the ballance on first day of workshop)

To sign up, send an email to 

The Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal was founded in 2009 and has presented many workshops taught by: Jean Derome, Henry Grimes, Lévy Bourbonnais, Lori Freedman, Géraldine Eguiluz, et Ellwood Epps.