October 27, 2013
An in-depth look at linear drumming and its application to grooves and solos as exemplified by Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, David Garibaldi, Mike Clark and other great jazz and funk drummers. All styles are examined. This workshop is designed for the intermediate to advanced drummer who is ready to be challenged!
Sunday, October 27, 11am – 1pm
$30 advance • $45 day of workshop
Grooves in 5, 7, 9 and beyond are increasingly common in many styles of contemporary music. Drummers need to feel just as comfortable playing in these meters as they do playing in 4/4! This hands-on workshop covers a number of approaches to playing musically in odd meters in various styles.
Jazz musicians use many different strategies to create melodic lines in soloing: chord notes, diatonic and chromatic passing and neighbor tones, patterns based on scales and/or modes, upper structure triads and other intervallic constructions, playing in the key, pentatonic and other more exotic scales etc. Lucky for us, there are as many thoughts as there are musicians. Debbie will present an overview with examples of as many of these strategies as she can in two hours!
Pianist Debbie Poryes has performed at Yoshi’s, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Bim House and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and New Morning in Paris. She has released several albums as a leader, with over 30 years of experience teaching privately and at conservatories in the U.S. and Europe.
With two acclaimed albums of Brazilian songs and international performances, Homage to Brazil embraces the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions, rather than simply focusing on Brazilian standards that have already crossed over into the jazz world. According to Brazilian keyboardist and musicologist Jovino Santos Neto, “after decades of listening to countless American singers rehash the same five or six tunes over and over, it is indeed a breath of fresh air to hear someone who is not afraid to try something new.”
Featuring Anne Sajdera on piano, David Belove on bass, Phil Thompson on drums, Jeff Cressman on trombone and Ian Faquini on guitar.