April 27, 2014
Learn the essential patterns and grooves for playing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha rhythms on bongos and cowbell. Danilo Paiz demonstrates proper technique, patterns and fills, providing ample feedback for students of all levels. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced players receive an assessment of their current technique and suggestions to enhance their playing. Students are encouraged but not required to bring their own bongo.
Danilo Paiz is a master percussionist who honed his skills with Latin jazz legends like Ray Barretto, Ruben Blades, Cal Tjader and Dizzy Gillespie. He has performed in the Bay Area and beyond for several decades playing percussion, drums and guitar, as well as singing and appearing with his band, Orquesta Universal.
Learn the essential patterns and grooves for playing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha rhythms on conga drums. Instructor demonstrates proper technique, patterns and fills, providing ample feedback for students of all levels. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced players receive an assessment of their current technique and suggestions to enhance their playing.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been rescheduled and will take place on September 28, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Click here to register.
Transcribing music from recordings is an essential practice with many benefits for aspiring musicians. In this workshop, students are introduced both to traditional transcription techniques as well as the various notation and playback computer programs now available. Instructor demonstrates techniques using Sibelius notation software and Transcribe!, an inexpensive software program which allows you to loop and adjust the speed and EQ of selected recordings for transcription purposes.
Bay Area pianist Bob Karty is well known for his work with several top Brazilian and Latin jazz musicians including Ray Obiedo and Pete Escovedo. He is a founding member of Orquesta La Moderna Tradición and teaches jazz and salsa piano.
The SF Early Music Society and Gabrieli West present a chamber ensemble made up of a pair of string instruments–violin and cello or violo da gamba–and a pair of brass instrument—cornetto as high voice and sackbut as the low voice. The program will include solo works from the 16th and 17th centuries for each instrument as well as chamber music for 3 and 4 instruments and continuo. Featuring Eric Finley, violin; Joyce Johnson Hamilton, cornetto; Amy Brodo, cello, viola da gamba; Michael Cushing, sackbut; Michael Peterson, harpsichord
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.