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March 2020

Dirty Snacks Ensemble

March 1, 2020
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Hot Air Music Festival

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Alon Nechushtan

March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Sunset Music and Arts, 1750 29th Avenue
San Francisco, 94122 United States
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$25

with Ben Goldberg and Miles Wick

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Kasey Knudsen

March 7, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Mr. Tipple’s, 39 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Noertker’s Moxie

March 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
SIMM Music Series, 116 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10 – $20
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*CANCELLED* Schimscheimer Family Trio

March 19, 2020
The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Brooklyn, NY

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April 2020

*CANCELLED* Bye Bye Bartok

April 4, 2020
Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA 94131 United States
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with Darren Johnston, Matt Renzi, Adam Shulman, Eric Vogler

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*CANCELLED* Bye Bye Bartok

April 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
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$20

with Darren Johnston, Matt Renzi, Adam Shulman, Eric Vogler

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Rudiments & Stick Technique

April 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
$375

Wednesdays 6:30–8pm (4/8–6/3)

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June 2020

*POSTPONED* Nathan Clevenger

June 11, 2020
Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Nathan Clevenger - guitar / composition Kasey Knudsen - sax Cory Wright - sax / clarinet Rachel Condry - bass clarinet Lisa Mezzacappa - bass Tim DeCillis - vibraphone / percussion Jason Levis - drums / percussion Jon Arkin - drums

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July 2020

Jon Arkin Online Class: The Musical Drummer

July 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$275

Wednesdays 6–7:30pm (7/8–8/12)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Funk Grooves & Exercises for Drum Set

July 8, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
$275

Wednesdays 7:45–9:15pm (7/8–8/12)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: The Rudimental Ritual

July 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$275

Thursdays 6–7:30pm (7/9–8/13)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Intro to Pure Data

July 9, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
$275

Thursdays 7:45–9:15pm (7/9–8/13)

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: The Art of Brush Playing

July 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
$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. To…

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: (Re)Learning How To Practice

July 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am
$30 – $45

The vast majority of music students of every level of experience a sense of frustration with their progress—whether feeling their improvement plateau, or feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to advance, or feeling guilty for not having more time/motivation to devote to practice. While some students find ways to channel this frustration to fuel their work ethic, many others will lapse in their practice or quit entirely. This workshop, open to all instruments & levels, will explore ways…

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August 2020

Jon Arkin Online Workshop: Patterns for Learning Your Way Around the Drums

August 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
$30 – $45

Great drummers are said to “know their way around the kit”, meaning their playing has fluidity & control even when playing fills or solo ideas. An effective way of developing this fluidity is the practice of hand/foot patterns, which are short loops of notes that can be applied in any rhythmic context, and can be used to internalize movement & coordination. A series of exercises with example applications will be provided, as well as many ideas for varying & expanding…

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Jon Arkin Online Workshop: Metric Modulation

August 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
$30 – $45

Metric modulation is the process of shifting from (or implying a shift from) one tempo or meter to another through the use of various subdivisions and polyrhythms. It has become a fairly standard technique in contemporary jazz performance and composition over the past few decades. This workshop serves as an introduction to various practical applications of the technique of metric modulation and polyrhythms in jazz and other contemporary music styles. Recommended for all musicians interested in deepening their rhythmic understanding.…

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September 2020

Jon Arkin Online Class: Rhythmic Studies 1

September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$395

Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm (9/24 – 12/3, no class 11/26)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Jazz Drumming Lineage

September 24, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
$395

Thursdays 7:45 – 9:15pm (9/24 – 12/3, no class 11/26)

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October 2020

542 Jazz Trio

October 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Ian McArdle

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542 Jazz Trio

October 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Ian McArdle

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542 Jazz Trio

October 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Ian McArdle

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November 2020

542 Jazz Trio

November 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Ian McArdle

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542 Jazz Trio

November 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Ian McArdle

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542 Jazz Trio

November 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

with Tony Peebles & John Wiitala

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542 Jazz Trio

November 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Anaviv’s Table, 600 Hoffman Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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with Tony Peebles & Adam Shulman

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January 2021

Jon Arkin Online Class: Learn to Play the Drums

January 13 @ 6:00 pm
$395

Wednesdays 6–7:30pm (1/13–3/17)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Polyrhythmic Coordination

January 13 @ 7:45 pm
$395

Wednesdays 7:45–9:15pm (1/13–3/17)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Advanced Rhythmic Studies

January 14 @ 6:00 pm
$395

Thursdays 6–7:30pm (1/14–3/18)

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Jon Arkin Online Class: Alan Dawson’s Rudimental Ritual

January 14 @ 7:45 pm
$395

Thursdays 7:45–9:15pm (1/14–3/18)

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