MCA Jazz Combos @ Wellington’s Pub & Grill
March 24 @ 5:30 PM
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) jazz combos has been busy rehearsing for this community concert which is FREE and open to the public. MCA is home to three jazz combos: the Duke, Dizzy, and Basie Combos. These combos are comprised of students ages 11-18 from the Winona area.
The jazz combo program, which began in September 2012 under the direction of Dave Gudmastad, has grown quickly. Each jazz combo rehearses for one hour each week starting in September and continuing through March. The combos help students learn the art of jazz in a small ensemble setting. The rehearsal sessions provide basic instruction in jazz-related rhythm, tone, style, concept, listening skills, and improvisation. A new course starts each September and January for young musicians interested in joining a combo. MCA also offers private music lessons and a variety of music classes.