December 21, 2013
Bassist Mike Sweetland demonstrates various right and left hand techniques for upright and electric bass. Printed technique exercises and instructional book recommendations are distributed to workshop participants. The presentation is followed by a Q & A period and a performance featuring Marcos Silva, piano; Mike Sweetland, bass; Dillon Vado, drums, percussion, marimba; and Jay Lane, drums.
Mike Sweetland Quartet
Join bassist and composer Mike Sweetland as he celebrates his latest release Real Life Reel Time. A groove centric album with roots from East Bay funk to Brazilian chorro to jazz. It’s a groove-centric blend that features the great drummer Jay Lane (of Primus, Charlie Hunter & Bob Weir fame), Grammy award winning composer and pianist Marcos Silva and percussionist and marimba maestro Dillon Vado.
Sulu y Sus Rebeldes
This group of Jazzschool Institute rising stars draws from many rich traditions, including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Latin music. Featuring Alejandra Carasco-Zanini; vocals/percussion; Sue Jewell, piano/vocals; Lu Salcedo, guitar; Mike Sweetland, bass; and Kevin Coleman, drums.