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June 2019

Darren Johnston

June 7 @ 5:30 pm
Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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with Wil Blades

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Jon Arkin Workshop: The Art of Brush Playing

June 9 @ 11:30 am
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$30 – $45

Brushes are among the most effective and essential tools available for drummers when playing in an acoustic jazz context. This workshop provides an overview of brush techniques and concepts, including basic time patterns, variations, accents, textural possibilities, articulation and finger control. Additional areas of discussion include the ways that brushes can open one’s playing up to new ideas, dynamics and interactive possibilities. Open to all drummers, as well as any musician interested in learning basic time playing with brushes.

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Jon Arkin Workshop: The Study of Rhythmic Phrasing

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$30 – $45

A major part of learning how to play any kind music with authenticity is to become familiar with the kinds of phrases that advanced musicians tend to use. One of the keys to decoding interesting phrases lies in the study of polyrhythm and polymeter — learning how to count these rhythms, how to recognize the different ways in which they are typically used, and how to use them as a basis for phrasing within common musical styles and forms. This…

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Monstrika

June 12 @ 8:00 pm
Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706 United States
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$10

with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt

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July 2019

Kenny Washington

July 28 @ 7:00 pm
SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$25 – $45

with Adam Shulman & Ron Belcher

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