MY MINI MARSEILLE JAZZ DES CINQ CONTINENTS
1. Sachem workshops – The Jazz Child
Sachem (Fred Pichot) tells the story of his encounter with the Jazz Child who lives in harmony with Nature. Together they celebrate the beauty of existence in a musical journey where Blues, Swing, Groove, cross rituals of the five continents with the aim of getting rid of the sixth: the plastic continent… Then the freedom of jazz agrees with the ecological conscience. Objects recycled into musical instruments transform the future… “Throw away less and create more” would be the optimistic and educational leitmotiv of this musical adventure.
In 2022, 16 stopovers of Sachem in 16 elementary schools of the city of Marseille :
Estaque-plage School, Emile Vayssiere School 1, Martegaux School, Saint-Barnabé School, Gillibert-Olivier School, Sainte-Sophie School…
2 . Jazz residency
School interventions, practice workshops
A professional musician settles in the school for a week. Dialogue with the pupils through the different moments of the daily school life. Recesses, canteens, classes… preparation work with the staff and teachers. Practice of improvised music, singing, percussion. Restitution exit of residence.
3 . Workshop – A Jazz Festival in my city
Preparation of a calendar for the season – Sessions of meetings and visits
Presentation of the jazz event of the year in Marseille. Its history, its location in the city, the giants of jazz welcomed and the Marseilles scene. Follow-up of the preparation of a complete edition, with listening sessions and viewing of archives, participation in the presentation of the Festival, visit of the concert venues, invitation to the concerts.
4 . Workshop – Departure from New Orleans to Marseille
Workshops to raise awareness of the history of jazz. Experimental approach to a music that travels and meets all forms of world music. Discovery of a music that mixes cultures and generations. Listening sessions – exchange workshops – writing of testimonies.
Practical information :
. Workshops 1 – 2 – 4 are offered to elementary schools.
. Workshops 2 – 3 – 4 are proposed to high schools and colleges.
>>> Possible dates for the workshops: December 2021 to May 2022