Saxophonist and Musicologist Dr. Lukas Gabric has performed at the most notable venues around the globe and has published musicological articles and 6 method books. He recorded 3 CDs as a leader and collaborated on 7 further projects such as Derek Bermel’s Grammy-nominated Migrations. Dr. Gabric was a member of the European Generations Unit—an ensemble consisting of winners of the Swiss Generations Competition. In 2013 Dr. Gabric was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C. and received the Best Soloist and Audience Choice Awards at the Getxo Jazz Festival in Spain in 2014. His composition “Fire Dance” was awarded an ASCAP Herb Alpert Award in 2016. Dr. Gabric teaches saxophone at Juilliard MAP. For his EMM masterclasses he shares his insights on the mastery of sound and tone production, open triads, how to make the most of your material, Coltrane changes, saxophone technique, and rhythm changes.
Will’s saxophone playing is executed with incredible power and dramatic sensitivity, and is characterized by his imposing sound and technique. He always brings his own unique approach to every performance. Will Vinson has recorded with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, Chris Potter, Lage Lund, Aaron Parks.
Seamus Blake is a multiple award winning tenor saxophonist and a world class band leader. He has recorded extensively with top jazz artists and is a highly accomplished jazz composer. Seamus will use his insight and take you on a new journey that will rise you to the next level, where you will develop the most fundamental element of jazz improvisation, “Play what you hear.”
Mark Turner is one of the most influential jazz musicians in the modern jazz era. He is a highly accomplished American Jazz artist, saxophonist and composer, through the course of his career he has performed and recorded with some of the greatest jazz musicians and has developed a highly acclaimed style and aesthetic. Mark will break down his process and mentor you on the path to acquire “The Mastery of Voice-Leading.”