January 26, 2014
Percussionist Ami Molinelli will discuss how pandeiro technique has evolved within the context of common Brazilian rhythms such as bossa nova, samba, choro and baiao. She will also cover the other Brazilian percussion instruments such as surdos, tamborims, shakers and drumset, exploring how they influence each other in a band or ensemble setting. Instructor will have extra pandeiros and other percussion for those who don’t have a drum. No experience necessary!
New York-based vocalist and educator Peter Eldridge will work with each student individually, on all aspects of singing from interpretation and technique to improvisation and arranging. Eldridge is rarely in the Bay Area and participants will have a wonderful opportunity to gain direct feedback and coaching from one of the absolute best. Please bring two songs to work on.
A founding member of the New York Voices, singer, songwriter and producer Peter Eldridge has been on faculty at Manhattan School of Music since 1993. While maintaining a full-time performing career, he also enjoys teaching other singers. Many of his students, most notably Jane Monheit, have gone on to major careers in the industry. To learn more about him, visit petereldridge.com.
A history of the jazz organ and an introduction to basic performance techniques with Wil Blades, one of the top Hammond B-3 masters of his generation! Open to all.
Twice named Rising Star in the DownBeat Critics Poll, Wil Blades is the Bay Area’s first-call organist and has performed or recorded with famed jazz, blues and funk artists including Billy Martin, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Dayna Stephens and many others.
The Jazzschool Vocal Department presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up.