Markus Harm - saxophone
Markus Harm was born in Stuttgart in 1987. Being a multiple Jazz award winner, he is a frequently called sideman for various bands, inter alia, Rebecca Trescher Tentett, Vienna Supersax, Dusko Goykovich Bigband, Charly Antolini Quartet, Jazz Bigband Association Munich. In 2017 he released his debut album “Dig it” at the Label “Rosenau Records” in Nuremberg. In the following year he, being the leader, released his second album “As it is”. In 2021, the duo-album (together with pianist Andreas Feith) called “Whats New” became album of the week at the “Play Jazz! Magazin” on NDR Kultur and it was nominated for the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2021“. Markus Harm also shared the stage with musicians like Sheila Jordan, JimMcNeely, Paquito D’Rivera, Scott Robinson, Tony Laktos, Bob Mintzer, Ack Van Rooyen and many more. Until now, he has taken part in more than 30 CD productions and since 2018 he has been a lecturer at the Academy for Music in Nuremberg.
The course is aimed at all wood wind players and brasses, i.e. trumpet, trombone, clarinet or flute. Starting from every individually musical level, each participant will learn technical and musical ways to improve their skills. We will consider and analyse individual stumbling blocks and we will find strategies to solve them stresslessly. Foci of the course will be a flexible and creative use of the instrument in various styles and the comprehension of harmonic and rhythmical flow. Concerning the combo work, we will focus on collective playing and improvising, joint dynamics, attentive listening, spontaneous arranging, phrasing a movement with different instruments, interplay and the comprehension of genre-specific styles of interplaying and improvising.
The course is not suitable for beginners. Prior knowledge is required.