CONCERTS | pentas 2
RM75 Adult | RM165 - 3 shows package | RM30 Student
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13 Jan | 8.30pm-11pm Tomorrow, Here Today: Featuring Our Talented Upcoming Jazz Pianists
14 Jan | 8.30pm-11pm Twos and Threes: Piano Duets & Trios
15 Jan | 8.30pm-11pm Ensembles: Featuring the Cream of Malaysian Jazz
COMPETITION | pentas 2free admission
14 Jan @ 4pm-6pmFinalists battle it out for the grand prize at the 3rd MJPF Competition
CLINICS | indicenefree admission, limited seating
13 Jan Clinic 1 | 2pm – 3:30pm
Fundamentals of Harmony, conducted by Toro Cheng
This clinic will cover chord construction and chord symbols in detail and will also introduce to you the fundamentals of Diatonic Harmony including Tonic, Sub Dominant and Dominant type diatonic chords.

Clinic 2 | 4pm – 5:30 pm
Advanced Jazz Voicing conducted by Justin Lim
This clinic is targeted at jazz piano enthusiasts and students who have a basic understanding of harmony and are keen to expand their vocabulary in jazz voicings. It aims to suggest practical ways for moving "beyond the lead sheet" through the embellishment of basic harmony. Specifically, this clinic will focus on the application of harmonic tensions on common diatonic chords (major, minor, dominant).
14 JanClinic 3 | 11am – 12:30pm
Jazz Improvisation for Beginners, conducted by Ch’ng Wee Lern
Part 1: Rhythm - Working on the swing feel
- upbeat and downbeat accents
- slow swing, medium swing and fast swing
Part 2: Melodic - Using scales to improvise
- avoiding bad habits of starting on the downbeat
- using upbeats to start / end phrases
- using enclosures
Part 3: Harmonic - Positional playing
- using inversions to position the RH while improvising
Part 4: Summary
- application of all priniciples covered

Clinic 4 | 2pm – 3.30pm
Fusion Jazz Improvisation, conducted by Edvard Lee
Fusion improvisation will touch on the usage of quartals, pentatonic and blues scales that go with the high energy rhythms that drive this exciting genre of Contemporary Jazz Music.
15 JanClinic 5 | 11am – 12:30pm
Optimizing Practice to Achieve Musical Freedom, Forum moderated by Tay Cher Siang
What to Practice in Jazz? How to practice Jazz???  Most of us going through learning to play music, by playing classical music, or written music. Some of us learn by ear, picking up our favorite songs, by rote. Jazz seems to be so outrageously difficult and unpredictable, when it comes to practicing it, let alone playing it!  Here at this forum, we have invited practitioners of this art called Jazz to join us and talk about their personal paths in learning and playing this music. 

Clinic 6 | 2:00 – 3:30pm
Making Your Home Recordings Sound Great, by John O of Paperplane Pursuit
First impressions count. Improve your demo recordings and impress your intended listener with great sounding home made tracks with industry expert John O of Paper Plane Pursuit.
FEATURING:
Michael Veerapen
John Dip Silas
Edvard Lee
Cheah Wei Li
David Gomes
Tay Cher Siang
Ch'ng Wee Lern
Justin Lim
Hin Ee Jeng
Toro Cheng
Melvin Goh
Lim Lee Peng
Tengku Indra
Alton Wong
Tong Sin Ee
Grace Leong
Julian Chan
Daniel Foong
Steve Nanda
Hor Chee Seng
Az Samad
AJ
Patrick Terbrack
Samantha De Lune
KJ
Razlan Saharudin
John Thomas
....and many more
MJPF 2017

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