'YOUNG RESEARCHERS WORKSHOP' _ interactive online workshop with Reggie Workman and Dré A. Hočevar


The workshop is intended to promote musical originality and one's own artistic expression. Participants will follow mentoring lectures, present their projects and participate in guided open discussions on improvisation, placing their works in a broader musical context, analysis of performance and composition, use of composition tools, and optimization of creative processes.

The main goals of the workshop are to provide young musicians with a direct insight into the tradition of jazz, broaden their musical horizons through an international perspective, and give them professional and credible feedback on their projects. 


Dates of the last edition of the workshop:

January 3 - 7, 2022 _ Monday to Friday _ 3pm - 5pm CET





Reginald "Reggie" Workman (Philadelphia, USA, 1937) is recognized as one of the most prominent American avant-garde jazz and hard bop double bass players in history. He is a professor at The New School College of Performing Arts (COPA), a composer, and a jazz ambassador. In 2020, he received the honorary title of Master of Jazz (National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Mastership), which is the highest national award in jazz. In tandem with choreographer Maja Milenović Workman, he received the Guggenheim Scholarship for Musical Composition in 2020. Workman often recorded and performed with jazz giants such as John Coltrane, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Eric Dolphy, Gigi Gryce, Booker Little, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Red Garland, James Moody, Abbey Lincoln, Alice Coltrane, Jeri Allen, Marilyn Crispell, Jeanne Lee, Booker Ervin, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Archie Shepp, Clifford Jordan, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, and David Murray.


Dré A. Hočevar (Ljubljana, 1987) is a Slovenian composer and researcher. He currently lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in composition at the Department of CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield, England. The central theme of his research and compositional practice is .meta [dynamic systems of formation, applications, and analysis of the cognitive apparatus]. Dré A. Hočevar is the artistic director and founder of the .alphabet, the Institute for Research in Art, Critical Thought and Philosophy. He regularly lectures, conducts workshops and seminars in the field of composition, theory, and research. His mentors include Steve Lehman, Peter Ablinger, Joe Morris, Michael Carvin, Alexander J. Harker, and Aaron Cassidy, among others.


The workshop is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Ljubljana.



Artistic director:

Dré A. Hočevar

Pia Reš

The workshop is supported by the Embassy of the United States of America in Ljubljana.