COUNT BASIE COMES TO OAKLAND
Contact: Alex W. Rodriguez FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. # 510-836-4649 ext. 115
Cell # 510-418-7384
COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA BRINGS KANSAS CITY SWING TO OAKLAND PUBLIC CONSERVATORY FOR MASTER CLASS:
"The Dos and Donts of Playing Basie"
Oakland, CA December 27th, 2007 Jazzs hardest-swinging big band, the Count Basie Orchestra, performs pianist Count Basies trend-setting Kansas City swing all over the world. On December 27th at 2:00 pm, the bands rhythm section, featuring bassist James Leary, pianist Tony Shuggs, guitarist Will Matthews and drummer Brian Grice, will share their insights into the music at the Oakland Public Conservatorys Ed Kelly Hall. With the Conservatorys Count Basie Tribute Orchestra (CBTO) and invited guests as the house band, they will explain and demonstrate the nuances of dynamics, rhythm, tempo and groove in the Basie style.
This master class is a part of the Count Basie curriculum at the Conservatory. Angela Wellman, CBTO Director, Founder, and Dean of the Conservatory, has organized this curriculum to draw attention to the importance of understanding the blues and the Basie tradition. The fundamentals and style that this group embodies are integral in the creation of jazz, both then and now. The CBTO curriculum brings Basies music to Oakland, creating an interactive living museum for the in-depth study of Count Basies legacy.
Band directors, musicians (both professional and developing), students, and jazz lovers alike will not want to miss this rare opportunity: the closest thing today to sitting at the feet of the master himself. Cost is $35 for adults, $15 for students, and free for 12 & under.
Purchase tickets online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/24949 or send a cashiers check or money order to OPCMusic, 1616 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612.
For more information, please contact Alex Rodriguez
Phone: 510-836-4649 ext. 115
Oakland Public Conservatory of Music
1616 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94612
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