Pianist and Note-worthy faculty member Matt Savage will do three special jazz master classes for tweens and teens this winter. These jazz history/performance clinics will focus on three living legends of the music - Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Chick Corea - One of the most successful pianists and bandleaders in jazz history, Chick Corea (a Chelsea, MA native) has been making music for over 50 years. His compositions, which are often very complex, are instantly recognizable to jazz fans to this day. And his pioneering work in jazz fusion has continued to blur the lines between acoustic and electric jazz, with many types of acoustic pianos and electronic keyboards used over the years.
Herbie Hancock - Another titan of jazz piano, Herbie Hancock's famous blending of genres has resulted in both jazz classics and '80s techno hits. He also collaborated with Joni Mitchell on an album that won Album of the Year at the Grammys. But Hancock's musical upbringing (playing with Miles Davis in his early twenties) has always influenced his life and his compositions, which are very catchy in general.
Wayne Shorter - Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, who is 85, has taken some unusual directions in his music over the course of his career. He was bandmates with Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, and switched his primary instrument from tenor to soprano sax soon afterward. And his music spans from the very pop-oriented to the very avant-garde. The surprise release of a fall 2018 triple album, Shorter's first in five years, will also be examined in depth.
Dates: Saturdays January 26, February 2, and February 9. 10:00 AM-11:30 AM.
Cost: $35 per class, or $100 for all three.
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