This workshop covers boogie woogie basics for the left hand, the intricacies of adding right hand improvisations, and how to build your vocabulary. Beginners will leave with plenty of resources for further inspiration and study, and more advanced players will be provided with tips on how to transcribe from your favorite recordings and how to approach challenging hand coordination. This fun and lively participatory class will also delve into history, stories, and must-have recordings. New materials and resources.
Wendy DeWitt has been playing boogie woogie and blues piano since her childhood in Sonoma County and has played with Hank Ballard, Otis Rush, and at festivals through-out the U.S. and Europe. In November, Wendy and her team are producing the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival at the SFJAZZ Center.