Too Marvelous for Words, Music of Nat King Cole, Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Polson High School Auditorium

tooThe outreach program offered by the trio of “Too Marvelous For Words” will be a workshop designed especially for high school student musicians. It will examine the universal appeal of the Nat King Cole Trio (NKCT) and how it revolutionized Jazz. In a presentation focused on the musical mechanics of what makes the NKCT one of the most globally loved ensembles in American music, “Too Marvelous For Words” will examine the arrangements, song selection, harmonies, dynamics, and roles of the instruments and voices that make up the trio. Singers, horn players, and rhythm section players alike will learn the importance of thinking and playing like an arranger. By examining how the NCKT successfully applied a variety of textures and a range of dynamics through its ensemble work, students will gain insight into how to apply these concepts to any style of music in which they are interested.

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