Way North in partnership with People Music Academy is offering a full day of interactive workshops and masterclasses for players of all levels to develop their improvisation skills. The day will prepare you for an informal evening performance in a supportive share-and-listen group environment.
After 6 years as an international touring band, we’re bringing our collective energy and communal approach to a special online workshop. Deepen your knowledge of Jazz, composition, rhythm, and ensemble playing in a positive participatory environment.
The workshop will begin 11am (EST) on July 25th and go until 9pm with a few solid breaks to rest your eyes, ears and mind.
The workshop will include group study of specific tunes and approaches with the band, individual instrument masterclasses, topic masterclasses, “office” hours with band members, Recitals and Q&A/hang.
Canadian Tour including our first trip to the Yukon!
Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration, one born out of the joy of playing together. Way North was formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians – saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home – JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (FOG Brass Band/Women’s Blues Revue bandleader), bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision – JUNO nominee) and one American, drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea). The band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They are releasing their second album, Fearless And Kind following their debut CD, Kings County, which was picked by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the best Jazz CD’s of 2015. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso. In January 2016, Way North was invited to perform and teach at Danilo Perez’s Panama Jazz Festival. While in Panama they were also invited to the Mamoni Reserve in the jungle where they performed and collaborated as part of the NGO Earth Train’s Geoversity campaign.