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The Jazz Summer Workshop 2024 

The University of Nicosia and the Future Academy of Arts co-organise THE JAZZ SUMMER WORKSHOP 2024, between 812 July. 

Come and learn how to improvise and jam with other people! Discover swing music!

Lessons for Singing, Wind instruments, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Improvisation, Ensemble. With concerts and jam sessions every day for 5 days! 

Minimum Admission Requirements:

The major scale 1 octave (up and down), basic musical notation and rhythmic recognition. 

Saxes: C, D, Eb, E, F, Bb major scales in 2 octaves, G and A major scales in 1 octave and a 5th.
Trumpets: C, D, Eb, E, F major scales in octave, A and Bb major scales in 1 octave and a 5th and G major scale in 2 octaves.
Concert pitch winds: C, Db, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb major scales in one octave.

Scales: All major and natural minor in 2 octaves, in one position (closed) with the root on 6th string.
Arpeggios: All major and minor triads in 2 octaves, in one position (closed) with the root on the 6th string.
Barred Chords: All major and minor barred chords in 2 positions with the root on 6th string and with the root on 5th string. 

Scales: Major and relative minor in 2 octaves, 9 keys (C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A, E)
Arpeggios: Major and relative minor in 2 octaves, 9 keys (C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A, E) 

All major, natural minor, and minor pentatonic scales in closed position 

Basic technique and groove at various tempos

Workshop details:

  • Workshop dates and times: 8-12 July between 12:00-17:00
  • Location: Research and Technology building, University of Nicosia
  • Auditions: 5 July at 11:00
  • Concerts and jam sessions at the Research and Technology building on 8 and 9 July from 17:00 until 20:00
  • Concerts and jam sessions at Sarah’s Jazz Club on 10 and 11 July starting at 20:00
  • Student concert on 12 July at Sarah’s Jazz Club at 20:00

Meet the team:

  • Alice Ayvazian: Vocals, improvisation, ensembles
  • Charis Ioannou: Winds, improvisation, ensembles
  • Marios Charalampous: Winds, improvisation, ensembles 
  • Ermis Michail: Guitar, improvisation, ensembles
  • Andreas Panteli: Piano, improvisation, ensembles
  • Michael Messios: Bass, improvisation, ensembles
  • Marios Spyrou: Drums, improvisation, ensembles

Admission fees:

€150 – General admission
€120 – For Future Academy of Arts students
€80 – For UNIC students
€40 – Daily Fee 

Registrations and more info:

Charis Ioannou, Assistant Professor at the Department of Music and Dance. T: 99353337

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