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Funky Keys: From P-Funk to Snarky Puppy




This hands-on class takes students on a chronological journey through funk keyboards and explores the styles of groundbreaking players, essential recordings, and instrumental sounds and techniques. There will be a special focus on Bernie Worrell, who passed away in 2016, in honor of his profound and lasting musical impact on funk keyboardists. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: familiarity with major, minor, and 7th chords; basic music-reading ability.

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
4/4 – 6/6 (10 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $395


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Jennifer Jolly (piano, keyboards)

Performer, educator, choral/musical theater accompanist. Specialist in American roots styles (New Orleans & Louisiana, blues, boogie-woogie, country), funk, R&B, and Caribbean and African music. Currently performing with Kotoja, Zulu Spear, Big B & His Snakeoil Saviors, The Jolly Gibsons, and several other Bay Area groups. Frequent guest performer with Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Previous performance credits include Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Barbara Dane, Hot Links. Faculty instructor at Cazadero Family Camp since 1999. B.A., UC Berkeley.


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