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New Orleans R&B Piano

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Overview

Learn the nuts and bolts of “The New Orleans Sound” in this hands-on class. Students will discover the roots of New Orleans R&B piano in percussion, clave, and second line rhythms. The class will break down classic recordings by the likes of Dr. John (“Iko Iko”), The Meters (“Hey Pocky A-Way”), Professor Longhair, and Fats Domino. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites (for students who wish to work at a keyboard): intermediate ability to read and play two-handed piano parts.

Tuesday 6:30 – 8 pm
7/11 – 8/15 (6 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $280

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DEPARTMENT: Piano

COURSE TITLE:
New Orleans R&B Piano

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Learn the nuts and bolts of “The New Orleans Sound” in this hands-on class. Students will discover the roots of New Orleans R&B piano in percussion, clave, and second line rhythms. The class will break down classic recordings by the likes of Dr. John (“Iko Iko”), The Meters (“Hey Pocky A-Way”), Professor Longhair, and Fats Domino. Materials provided by instructor.

 

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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