Workshop JAZZ MEETS HIP-HOP
That's what you'll hear, see and experience at the Jazz Meets Hip Hop workshop, by Dutch-native Saskia Laroo (trumpet, saxophone and bass), who has her own band with American musician Warren Byrd, piano / keyboard and vocals.
Jazz music has become especially popular by improvising, creating something on the spot instead of rendering other people's compositions. Hip-hop is a new form of jazz because the rappers also improvise with text and rhythm. They call it "freestyling".
JAZZ MEETS HIP-HOP combines funky beats with jazzy instrumental improvisations and freestyle rap vocals.
Watch this video of the Saskia Laroo Band with a couple of rappers in Club the Sugar Factory:
The workshop consists of an introduction in which Saskia tells her story about the history of jazz and hip hop, with musical examples. She continues with examples of producing in the studio with samples and music software.
Then you start participating with dancing, beatboxing, rapping, singing or playing an instrument.