23 Feb 21

Make it Swing

Arts Academy Music students were treated to the Make it Swing jazz workshops last Thursday with acclaimed musicians, John Morrison and Jacki Cooper.

John, big brother to James Morrison, regaled the band and senior music students with tales of playing for the King of Thailand, while taking them through exercises in playing by ear and improvisation skills.

After lunch our senior vocal group learned the language of scatting from vocalist Jacki, a regular at jazz festivals around the country who also performs with John in their Sydney big band, Swing City.

Watch some of the action from the day here:

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