Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
The Bordogni Jazz Project are arrangements of eight Bordogni Vocalises using harmonic and rhythmic elements from the jazz style, and new, original etudes that were composed based on the reharmonizations of the original Bordogni etude melodies. The material is intended to provide a comprehensive, but attainable resource for trombonists and educators which is inclusive of the stylistic nuances, performance practices, and cultural backgrounds associated with the jazz idiom. These are to be used as a resource to introduce classically trained trombonists to jazz playing and performance practices. Through study of this material, trombonists will ultimately be able to take advantage of a broader range of musical opportunities in multiple genres. There are currently few, if any, introductory resources for trombonists that meet these needs. These arrangements are intended for classical trombone teachers and students interested in an introduction to jazz performance skills and techniques.
Ford, William, "An Introduction to Jazz Performance Skills and Techniques for Trombone: The Bordogni Jazz Project" (2021). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5575.