Workshops

 


 


 

Workshop hiphop / eclectic / pop with Thijs van Milligen – 28th of December

Learn the basics of hiphop / eclectic / pop with Thijs van Milligen!

 

Thijs van Milligen (1980) is well known as the saxophonist in Typhoon’s band. He was also the bandleader of the afroband Mdungu. As a saxophonist, Thijs has played all over the world. He’s performed in countries such as Russia, China, Korea, Canada and Turkey. Nowadays he shares stages with the jazztrio Insomniacs Lullaby, Rico and C-Mon and Kypski. He won the 2004 Erasmus Jazz competition and in 2010 he got nominated for a Deloitte Jazz Award. Thijs van Milligen is a versatile musician that combines the best of hiphop, eclectic and pop. He will teach you the basics of these genres during this workshop.

 

Thijs van Milligen: ‘We will be working on interaction skills, improvisation technics and timing. We will be playing some J Dilla tracks, mixed with afrobeat’

 

Saxophone, guitar, keys, drums/percussion: Thijs van Milligen
Drums: Arnar Breevoort
Bass: Hubert Bredt

 

Interested? Subscribe to this workshop by sending an email to workshop@amsterdamklezmerband.com under the header: workshop ‘hiphop, eclectic and pop’. Please include your phone number in the mail. We will confirm your participation as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at the following telephone number: 06 12690334

 

Date: 28th of December
Location: Q-Factory
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 h
Costs: €27,50 (this includes a ticket for Club Amsterdam Klezmer in Mezrab on the 28th of December)

 

 


 

Workshop vocals with Lilian Vieira – 3rd of December

Feel the samba fever!

This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Everyone knows Brazil from the Carnival and colourful parades. During this time of the year, Brazil is in the spirit of the samba. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.

 

Lilian Vieira provides a series of workshops in anticipation of the Brazilian Carnival. She will be accompanied by Marijn van Linden on guitar and she will be interviewed by Jasper de Beer (Amsterdam Klezmer Band). Samba is all about moving your hips, legs and feet to the rhythm of the music. Feel the music and sing along with one of Holland’s greatest samba singers.

 

Would you like to learn how to sing within the samba genre? Subscribe to this workshop by sending an email to workshop@amsterdamklezmerband.com under the header: workshop ‘Vocals’. Please include your phone number in the mail. We will confirm your participation as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at the following telephone number: 06 12690334

 

Date: 3rd of December
Location: Q-Factory
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 h
Costs: €27,50 (this includes a ticket for Club Amsterdam Klezmer ‘Vocals’ in Mezrab)

 


 

Workshop ‘Op een goppe’ – 22nd of October

Amsterdam Klezmer Band has been playing many weddings throughout the years. AKB bandmembers Job and Gijs take you back to their roots, by teaching you some of the Klezmer music basics. Have you always wanted to learn how to get people of their feet with some revolving Klezmer beats? Subscribe to this workshop by sending an email to

workshop@amsterdamklezmerband.com under the header: workshop ‘Op een goppe’. Please include your instrument and phone number in the mail. We will confirm your participation as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at the following telephone number: 06 12690334

 

Date: 22nd of October

Location: Q-Factory

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 h

Costs: €27,50 (this includes a ticket for Club Amsterdam Klezmer ‘Op een goppe’ in Mezrab on the 26th of October)

 


 

Workshop improvisation: The story in your solo

***Update: The workshop with Onno van Swigchem has unfortunately been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Club Amsterdam Klezmer on the 21st of September will still continue as planned. We hope to see you all there! ***

 

The new season of Club Amsterdam Klezmer doesn’t just offer fabulous club-nights with surprising themes and very special guests. As from September we will be sharing our musical knowledge during a series of interesting workshops. The first workshop follows the theme of the clubnight ‘Jazz and Improvisation’ and will be held on the 17th of September. Onno van Swigchem will lead the workshop and offer some inspiring ‘solo-coaching’.

 

Saxophonist and composer Onno van Swigchem works in several groups: De Bende van Drie, Waterproof Live and Tetzepi. He is also an experienced workshop leader and trainer, especially interested in individual and collective improvisation. He has developed his own learning method to stimulate musicians in exploring their improvisation skills.

 

In his own words; “A workshop is a kind of playground, a free space to be explored. You can try out anything there. That’s ideal. What kind of potential is present, and what kind of experience – what step – is needed to realize that potential? That’s different for everyone, and listening for it and finding the right ‘eye-openers’ interests me enormously.”

 

Whereas some workshops take tonality and theory as a starting point, Onno prefers to work from a story-based point of view. What’s the story that you’d like to tell the audience? How do you tell the story? And what’s the interaction like on stage? In what way can you push yourself to get the best out of yourself and others? When you subscribe to the workshop, make sure to think about these questions beforehand. Bring along a song, a groove, an abstract or specific idea. Onno will give you personal feedback based on this.

 

So for anyone who has some solo experience, but who tends to get stuck after a few bars or who gets lost in chord changes… come and join this inspiring workshop. It’s a revelation!

 

The workshop will be held at the Qfactory on Sunday the 17th of September, time: 14.00 – 17.00 hrs. We can only accept a limited number of participants, so if you want to join send in your subscription as soon as possible! We are looking for soloists ánd rhythm section players.

The costs are 27,50 euros and include the fee for the workshop and a ticket for the improvisation themed club night at the Mezrab on Thursday September 21st.

 

Please send an email with your name, instrument and telephone number to

workshop@amsterdamklezmerband.com under the header: workshop improvisation. We will confirm your participation as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at the following telephone number: 06 12690334