Jan Deihl visits OA Music Students
Mr. Diehl came to Oldenburg Academy to help the students learn the art of improvisation. The
orchestra and instrumental students (25 students) had been prepared for the workshop by
learning the Bb Blues Scale and learning jazz rhythms. Mr. Diehl took these ideas further by
incorporating these ideas into improvised solos and riffs in many different jazz styles.
Jan Diehl is a retired music and jazz educator. He is a graduate of the
College Conservatory of Music /University of Cincinnati and was a school music
educator for over 35 years. He performs in several jazz and rock bands in the Cincinnati area
on clarinet, saxophones (alto and tenor), and electric bass.