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Blues Piano Tunes for Jams and Gigs

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Overview

Every blues musician needs a crash course like this! Learn a set-full of the tunes you’ll most likely encounter at gigs, jams, open mics, and living room parties. You’ll learn a variety of accompaniment styles for tunes by artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Booker T & the MGs, Ray Charles, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, Louis Jordan, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Students are encouraged to sing if they wish. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: Ability to read and play two-handed keyboard parts.

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/19 – 11/28 (10 weeks) no class 11/21
Jennifer Jolly • $395

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DEPARTMENT: Piano

COURSE TITLE: Blues Piano: Tunes For Jams And Gigs

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Every blues musician needs a crash course like this! Learn a set-full of the tunes you’ll most likely encounter at gigs, jams, open mics, and living room parties. You’ll learn a variety of accompaniment styles for tunes by artists like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Booker T & the MGs, Ray Charles, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, Louis Jordan, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Students are encouraged to sing if they wish. Materials provided by instructor.

PREREQUISITE: Ability to read and play two-handed keyboard parts.

 

Jennifer Jolly (piano, keyboards)

B.A. UC Berkeley. Keyboardist, melodica player, vocalist, composer, and educator (keyboards, world music, improvisation). Specialty in New Orleans R&B, African, Caribbean, blues, soul/funk, rock, Americana, jam bands, country swing, Cajun/zydeco, groove/percussive and improvisational music. Currently performing with Zulu Spear, Babá Ken Okulolo & Friends, Big B and His Snake Oil Saviors, The Jolly Gibsons, and several reggae/ska, blues/R&B, and Americana groups; frequent sub with Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Current accompanist for choruses, churches, and musical theater productions. Previous performance credits include Phil Lesh, Kotoja, Barbara Dane, and Hot Links. Long-time faculty instructor at the CJC, Cazadero Family Camp, after-school programs, and private studio. Secondary instruments include steel drums, flute, and percussion.

 

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