“Preservation Through Music Education”

Don't miss this exciting day of music by members of the Grammy Award-winning  Carolina Chocolate Drops,  Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins, who have made a career out of delving into the lesser known story of black string bands. On Saturday, September 19th,  Giddens and Jenkins bring their explorations to Oakland through workshops and a culminating concert.  They will discuss the history, techniques, and contributions of Black string bands. With the aid of recordings and films they will break down tunes and give plenty of opportunities for playing music. Rounding out the trio is the talented tap dancer, Robynn Watson, member of Savion Glover's STePz. Watson will also present a workshop. The evening ends with a concert full of plenty fun and frolic. 

Workshops  1:30-3:30 pm
Black Ballads, Blues and Work Songs
Banjo, Bones, Tap Dance
Concert at 7:00

The rhythm section and musical director of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra will present a Master Class, "The Dos and Don'ts of Playing Basie." Bobby Floyd/piano, Will Matthews/guitar, Trevor Ware/bass, Ray 'Quasi' Nelson/drums and Scotty Barnhart, musical director/trumpet will share their insights into the music that put the swing into jazz as they lead participants through understanding and correctly performing the nuances of dynamics, rhythm, tempo, and groove in the Basie style. 

The clinic is geared toward musicians, both professional and developing, and any lover of Big Band music. Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the Basie Way to Swing. Open to all. Sign up to play or come and listen.  

COST: $25-general; $10-College students; Free-youth & seniors
Register here.

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music - 2323 Broadway - Oakland, CA 94612 - (510) 836-4649 
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