Augusta’s Blues & Swing Week provides students with the opportunity to work with some of the finest performers and educators in the Blues and Swing worlds. Classes cover a variety of styles and levels of instruction on guitar, bass, piano, harmonica and voice, as well as the history of both genres. Evening activities include legendary late-night jams, concerts, and dances. All classes (except dance and vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning blues & swing style, technique and repertoire. Youth, as well as adults, are welcome to participate.
“Whether Swing is your thing, or you pay your dues playin’ the Blues, we promise the upcoming Augusta Blues & Swing Week to be the best yet! We have read your responses to our survey and revamped our format for 2015 to include much more jam time. The roster of hired instructors is almost complete. You’ll find some of your favorites returning as well as some absolutely amazing nationally known performers/instructors coming to Augusta for their first time. You won’t want to miss it! Our new format with some exciting new courses will be intensely geared for the serious musician who is aspiring to up his/her game to the next level. At the same time, there will be plenty of accommodating courses and activities for the musician hobbyists and dabblers. Most of all, there will be fun for all. Keep checking your (e)mailbox for more fun and surprises!”
- Wendi Bourne and Daryl Davis, (Coordinators)
To register, specify Blues & Swing Week and select up to four classes, one class per period.