Alan Hall• SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 11 AM
The sound of your kit is equally, if not more important than the notes you play on it. This workshop addresses proper tuning, head combinations, muting and muffling techniques, hardware issues, quick fixes, and advances in new equipment. All participants are encouraged to bring a drum, a drum key and open ears!
Drummer Alan Hall has performed with Kenny Werner, Taylor Eigsti, Eddie Harris and countless others, including several seasons with Cirque Du Soleil. He is endorsed by Zildjian, Aquarian and Vic Firth and is the author of Internalization, an innovative jazz drumming method book.
Maye Cavallaro• 3 SUNDAYS, SEPT 29, OCT 6 & 13, 12 – 3 PM
Prepare to be amused, amazed and totally besotted with the wonderful lyrics of Sammy Cahn. He was nominated for 23 Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, an Emmy and a Grammy. Cahn wrote romantic lyrics for the songs “All The Way,” and “I Fall in Love Too Easily.” He wrote swingers like “Come Fly With Me,” “I Should Care,” and “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow,” and countless others sung by all the jazz and pop greats. In this 3-part workshop we’ll explore the music of several different composers all with lyrics by Cahn. We’ll also listen to how some jazz greats have interpreted these songs and get ideas for our own arrangements. Instructor provides 10 lead sheets for songs including practice-backing tracks. An accompanist joins the group during the third session, for students to perform arrangement ideas.
A warm, charismatic stage performer and accomplished musician, Maye Cavallaro has traveled extensively in Japan and the U.S., both performing and teaching. She has appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area at clubs such as Yoshi’s, The Great American Music Hall, The Plush Room, Sweetwater and Kimball’s.