Mahwah Museum Presents a Jazz Guitar Workshop with Vic Juris and Ed Laub
Join Jazz Guitar Master Vic Juris, assisted by Rhythm Guitarist Ed Laub, for an all-day Jazz Guitar Workshop, where you will spend your day exploring and discussing jazz guitar, chord development, improvisation and techniques! The workshop will be held at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430, on Saturday, April 21, 2018 and will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The workshop will conclude with a private performance for the students by Laub and Juris, and an improv session with participants. Admission to this event is $85.00 per person. The $85.00 cost includes take-home materials, lunch, and a two-year individual Mahwah Museum membership. Students are asked to bring a guitar (acoustic or archtop, preferably, as amplifiers will be limited) to the workshop. All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome.
Instructor Vic Juris has been called one of the leading jazz educators throughout the world; he is also the author of several educational jazz books. Vic studied with Charlie Banacos and Pat Martino and has performed with Barry Miles, Richie Cole, Eddie Jefferson, Jimmy Smith, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. As a member of the Dave Liebman Group he traveled and performed throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Israel. He was a member of the Gary Peacock Quartet and is leader and musical director of the Charles Mingus Guitar Quintet. An instructor at The New School in NYC, the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Lehigh University, The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective, and a Youth Jazz Canada Artist-in-Residence, his workshops have been called “an absolute must for serious jazz guitarists.”
Born in northern Bergen County, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub studied guitar with Bobby Dominic and Bucky Pizzarelli. He has performed in Jazz Festivals, concert halls and clubs throughout the New York/New Jersey area, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kitano, The Iridium, Birdland, PNC Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, NJ-PAC, Berrie Performing Arts Center, The Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival and Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. For many years he has partnered with his close friend and mentor, the renowned Bucky Pizzarelli, playing jazz festivals and venues in the Metropolitan area and in cities across the US. When not working with Bucky, Ed is in demand as an accompanist; as one of the more accomplished 7-string guitarists, he adds a pianistic style that makes a duo sound more like a trio. Other outstanding musicians he has performed with include Gene Bertoncini, Howard Alden, Paul Meyers, Martin Pizzarelli, Jack Wilkins, Russell Malone, Frank Vignola and pianist Russ Kassoff. Ed also made several appearances with the late Kenny Rankin, one of his idols.