Open Workshops & Music Classes

JMI Open Workshops

JMI is committed to providing the jazz community with the highest level of jazz education, including open workshops to the public. These workshops vary in timing and cost.
JMI open jazz workshops are available to the public and feature some of the finest jazz musicians and educators in Australia and internationally.

JMI Open Workshops in 2017

Joe Farnsworth - Drums - New York, USA

The History of Bebop, Rudiments, Jazz Language and Time
Wednesday 17th May
$20 ~ 7:30pm
10 Exhibition St Bowen Hills

Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world. He is dedicated to the great tradition of jazz drumming as conceived by men like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Arthur Taylor and it keeps him in the practice room trying to continue and extend it.

Farnsworth is one of the most recorded drummers on the scene, with over 70 cd’s behind him, for musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Alexander and Benny Golson. His first recording as a leader, “Beautiful Friendship” (Crisscross Records) featured pianist Cedar Walton and trumpeter Eddie Henderson while his second, “It’s Prime Time” (88 Records) included special guest artists Ron Carter, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson and Harold Mabern, Jr.

Lulo Reinhardt - Guitar - Germany

Wednesday 5th July 2017
JMI Live – 10 Exhibition Street Bowen Hills
11am start

Jazz fans on all instruments are invited to take a 2 hour intensive masterclass with internationally renown gypsy jazz guitarist and touring artist Lulo Reinhardt (descendant of the great Django Reinhardt) that will broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills.

Lulo will be discussing learning gypsy jazz, improvisation development, guitar technique, rhythmic development and much more!

Previous Workshops at JMI

JMI has had some of the biggest names in jazz deliver workshops for JMI students and the general public.
These are the artists that have delivered workshops at JMI since 2011:

  • Vince Gardner – Trombone – New York, USA (lead trombone in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)
  • Scotty Barnhart – Trumpet – USA (leader of the Count Basie Orchestra)
  • Reggie Thomas – Piano – Chicago, USA (Jazz at Lincoln Center clinician plus pianist in Count Basie Orchestra)
  • Roger Manins – Saxophone – NZ
  • Libor Smoldas – Guitar – CZ
  • Jamie Oehlers – Saxophone – Perth, WA
  • Aaron Goldberg – Piano – New York, USA
  • Greg Hutchison – Drums – New York, USA
  • Reuben Rogers – Bass – New York, USA
  • Judy Bailey – Piano – Sydney, AUS
  • Dr Jacam Manricks – Saxophone – New York, USA
  • Craig Scott – Bass – Sydney, AUS
  • Col Loughnan – Saxophone – Sydney, AUS
  • Dave Theak – Saxophone – Sydney, AUS
  • Jeff Jarvis – Trumpet – Los Angeles, USA
  • Don Rader – Trumpet – Los Angeles, USA
  • James Morrison – Trumpet – Mt Gambier, AUS
  • John Morrison – Drums – Sydney, AUS
  • John Riley – Drums – New York, USA
  • Warwick Alder – Trumpet – Sydney, AUS
  • Andrew Dickeson – Drums – Sydney, AUS
  • Andrew Gander – Drums – Sydney, AUS
  • Joe Farnsworth – Drums – New York, USA
  • Michael Griffin – Saxophone – Sydney, AUS