Children's Jazz Studio
Some years ago pianist and teacher Vladimir Galimov created Jazz Studio for
kids which was based at Music School No 7. Perhaps the studio is quite
compact at the same time it is a well-known place in musical circles of
Chelyabinsk. This is studying and pleasure for 5-16-years-old pupils and as
well as for their parents simulteniously. And, of course, the concerts...
they are simply splendid owing to high level of performance, spontaneity,
and exhilaration of kids.
Program of studying here contains a set of subjects:
- history of jazz and rock music;
- basic course of improvisation (an example of
the practical work is presented);
- solo and ensemble playing the piano and synthesizer.
We would like also to note several talented names among the pupils such as
Alexei Kopylov (laureate of the International Jazz Competition, Chelyabinsk,
April 1994), Dasha Gorpinyak, Rita Guseva, Masha Latukhina, Veniamin Levit,
Sereza Krivokhizin (have a look at page with their
photos made in 1995).
Some records of 1996 (22 kHz, & 8 kHz, mono):
- Improvisation in Style of Blues by Alexei Kopylov & Vladimir Galimov
- Improvisation on Theme of G.Gershwin's Summertime by Alexei Kopylov
- Valentine Day by Masha Latukhina
- Improvisation in Style of Bossa-Nova Blues by Rita Guseva
- Lady Madonna by Vladimir Galimov
Here are also couple of AU files with improvisation in
style "Blues" by V.Galimov-A.Kopylov and "Indian
Summer" by M.Latukhina-R.Guseva.
Jazz from California: Tom Towle and Monterey Jazz Band.