Workshops with Jazz Poetry Improv Ensemble
We conduct jazz poetry workshops for school/university students and adults. It's a terrific confidence building exercise that introduces students to the art of performance poetry, encourages them to take initiative and helps overcome the fear of public speaking while exploring their own creative side.
Our first workshop took place at Lycée Clémenceau on April 2, 2016. A very gratifying experience for students, teachers and the band. We have requested permission to post pictures and videos.
How it Works
1. Teachers tell students a few weeks in advance to write their own poems in any language or choose a poem by their favorite poet.
2. On the day of the workshop, Jazz Poetry Improv Ensemble gives a 40 min performance.
3. After the performance, we get feedback from students and explain how the Ensemble functions together and how the students can perform with us. This lasts about 20 min, usually.
4. Following the feedback, we proceed to perform with the students. Students explain to musicians what their poems are about and how they want to perform. The musicians improvise accordingly.
5. Everybody loves it.
Jazz Poetry Improv Ensemble: Taran Singh, poetry | Florian Chaigne, drums | Patrick Charnois, saxophone
Contact: Feel free to get in touch with Taran for more info at email@example.com. Visit our page for video, audio and pictures of our performances: Jazz Poetry Improv