Take an expansive trip through time with some of our greatest rock and R&B keyboardists. Learn how a great groove glues a song together; how a choice keyboard part makes a song sparkle; and how the right line, color part, or solo turns a good track into a classic. Some of the artists we’ll spend time with include Ray Charles, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Stones, The Beach Boys, Booker T. & The MGs, Carole King, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Winwood, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Talking Heads, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Donald Fagen, Freddie Mercury, and Coldplay. Materials provided by instructor. Prerequisites: ability to read standard notation; familiarity with major and minor chords.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
4/9 – 6/4 (9 weeks)
Jennifer Jolly • $375
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.