THE CLEM DEROSA METHOD
A new approach to jazz education.
Jazz for Teachers
A Private Clinic For Educators - Understanding The Idiom
The DeRosa method is unique in that it will fundamentally change the way teachers approach teaching music. Becoming familiar - and comfortable - in the jazz idiom opens the door to better performance, freer interpretation and improvisation.
Each clinic is custom designed to fit the needs of individual teachers and programs. We believe that by focusing on the educator first - and then the student - we create a safe and stimulating environment for learning.
Our clinics generally run two days; the first day is spent in class with selected students/ensembles and day two offers private sessions with teachers.
The clinic may also feature an AJRO performance if desired.
The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra
Education Through Performance
The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra is the musical voice of American Jazz Venues. It is a sixteen piece ensemble featuring some of the most talented Jazz players in the New York tri-state area. The AJRO and it's individual members also participate in AJV's educational programs and clinics.
A Salute to America's Jazz Orchestras
A program of music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Gerry Mulligan, and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), with a focus on the artists' most loved songs.
The Great American Song Book
The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra pays tribute to America's composers of popular jazz vocal music.
The American Jazz Book
This program salutes the artistry of composers and performers of the jazz era whose compositions became blockbuster hits --predominately instrumental-- many are still played regularly by today's top big bands.
The American Jazz Repertory Octet
All the AJRO music and programs have been rescored for the octet, with amazing results. A little big band.
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."