320 Cedar St Ste 2
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Join Grammy-nominated pianist and Kuumbwa artist-in-residence Murray Low for a free discussion and interactive demonstration exploring the rich intricacies of the jazz rhythm section, as part of the Kuumbwa Master Class series. Murray is a veteran who has been a rhythm section leader and performer in contexts ranging from orchestras and big bands to duos and trios, in a wide range a styles.

Murray will be exploring ways in which a rhythm section can creatively augment a jazz performance beyond the typical function of simply marking harmony, tonic bass function and rhythmic pulse. He will be discussing both how the rhythm section can more effectively play together as a unit, and also how it can best support the rest of the ensemble. Topics include dynamics, time/tempo, timbre, bass lines, harmonic density, syncopation, increased interplay, and the use joint harmonic and rhythmic figures. Along the way, he will show a number of grooves from a variety of music styles that you can use in your group.

Vocalists and horn players are welcome, as they will learn ways in which the rhythm section can more effectively accompany them. Jazz composers will gain new ideas on how to use the rhythm section to create more exciting, innovative arrangements.

Please join us for a evening exploring the fine art f being in a rhythm section!

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Official Website: http://www.kuumbwajazz.org

Added by murlow on April 19, 2008

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