Arti Dixson

Arti Dixson and his band of extraordinary musicians demonstrate bebop, blues, swing, scat singing and contemporary jazz, as well as the rhythmic influences that Latin countries have had on music. Arti will show how the first step to understanding jazz is to take a song and embellish the melody, improvise on that melody creating a second theme, then return to the melody.

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About the Artist

Arti Dixson is a highly accomplished international percussionist who has worked with Ahmad Jamal, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Randy Klein and Freddie Ravel. Arti’s educational program has been enthusiastically received by all. His programs provide a truly exceptional jazz experience. He brings with him very gifted professional musicians who “jam” their way through the entire history of jazz, America’s “classical music.”

All That Jazz: America’s Classical Music Then and Now (Grades K-12)

Arti Dixson and his band of extraordinary musicians demonstrate bebop, blues, swing, scat singing and contemporary jazz, as well as the rhythmic influences that Latin countries have had on music. Arti will show how the first step to understanding jazz is to take a song and embellish the melody, improvise on that melody creating a second theme, then return to the melody. Student participation is encouraged throughout this high energy program. Length: 45 minutes

Single Performance: $1285

Back to Back Performances: $1850

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