Gypsy Jazz 2

Tracy Kim
Artichoke Community Music School: On-Line (location map)
Tuesday, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
03/09/21 - 04/13/21 (6 weeks)


This is an online workshop via Zoom.  Once you register, you will receive the zoom link and also the materials prior to the first session.

This workshop meets on Sundays: 1/3, 1/17, 1/31, and 2/14 from 1-2:20pm(PST)

This special edition of Tracy Kim’s Easy Swing Workshop will focus on the music of Chet Baker.  Chet Baker was very well known as a jazz trumpet legend and jazz vocalist.  His timeless interpretations of such songs such as My Funny Valentine, Everything Happens To Me, Time after Time, Like Someone in Love, and so many more have become classics to the jazz enthusiast. 

In this special 4 part workshop series, Tracy will hand pick four of Chet’s most lyrical solos and teach them note for note complete with PDFs in standard notation and tabs.  The tabs are for Guitar, Ukulele, and Mandolin.  

Besides learning Chet’s beautiful solos note for note, you will also learn each tune, including the basic melody, lyric, and chords.  Tracy will walk you through it slowly and play along to a backing track.  It is important to know the basic melody and chords to each song. 

The highlights and emphasis of the workshop will be studying and learning the art of jazz phrasing including: how to start and end a phrase, note selection, use of rhythmic variation and swing, and also how to shape a solo with beautifully crafted jazz phrases lines.  

This workshop is perfect for the jazz improvisor of all levels, however, beg/int players will especially love this friendly class.  Learning these solos will beautifully demonstrate how to apply the use of scales and arpeggios into crafting lyrical jazz solos.

The song selection and listening list includes:  But Not For Me, Everything Happens To Me, My Funny Valentine, All the Things You Are, Bernie’s Tune, Do It the Hard Way, Dancing on The Ceiling, It Could Happen to You, Just Friends.

Drop-in rate is $35 per session.  Please email Tracy at

Upcoming Meetings
03/09/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 03/09/21 6:30 PM
03/16/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 03/16/21 6:30 PM
03/23/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 03/23/21 6:30 PM
03/30/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 03/30/21 6:30 PM
04/06/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 04/06/21 6:30 PM
04/13/21    6:30 PM Tuesday 04/13/21 6:30 PM