Workshops and guided listening sessions will punctuate the early evening of Autumn of Music. The Swiss-Albanian vocalist Elina Duni and the British guitarist Rob Luft will present a workshop on the art of duet playing. The two musicians met at the 2017 Montreux Jazz Academy and released an album together in 2020.
French-Israeli pianist Yaron Herman (Academy mentor in 2014 and 2015) will present a workshop on the theme of improvisation and a listening session of Keith Jarrett’s album My Foolish Heart, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2001. Swiss keyboardist Leo Tardin, winner of the Festival’s first ever piano competition, will present a workshop on the differences between acoustic and electronic keyboards.
There was also a workshop by Chico Freeman on the influence of the blues on jazz and a listening session for Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s album recorded in Montreux in 1991. Gilles Peterson will co-host this and two other listening sessions with Chico Freeman and Chez Damier.
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