Berklee in Los Angeles Performance Program, 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
The contemporary musician: What are the stylistic considerations? Why should all instrumentalists—drummers, guitarists, bassists, pianists, wind players, string players—and vocalists strive to be well-rounded artists? These questions will be our guide in this workshop for all musicians—from classical to pop, and rock to jazz, and more—interested in learning to be the best they can in the contemporary music styles. Classes will be in lecture and master class formats on topics such as instrumental technique, improvisation, and harmony. Students will then apply these skills in ensembles and special lectures.
Worcester Polytechnical Institute (W.P.I.), Worcester, MA
The Student Jazz Band at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, led by Faculty guitarist, Rich Falco, will play in concert at WPI at 7PM on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014. The 2nd part of this concert will be music played by the Jim Odgren Quartet. This quartet includes Dave Santoro on acoustic bass, Santiago Bosch on piano, Juan Saenz on drums and Jim Odgren on alto saxophone. The groups will feature mainstream jazz music in the "Blue Note" style. Exciting music, start to finish!