Tuesdays 4:45 - 6:15 pm 7/11 - 8/15 (6 weeks)
A hands-on overview of jazz bass essentials. Learn to play and improvise idiomatic bass lines over jazz standards and related repertoire. The instructor will show you how to construct walking bass lines and draw on related styles that have become part of the jazz bassist’s tool kit, including styles from Latin America, Brazil, New Orleans, and beyond. This class is recommended for bassists interested in joining one of the Jazzschool’s jazz ensemble classes or similar groups.
About Daniel Parenti
Performance experience with many jazz legends including Rosemary Clooney, Michael Brecker, and Lionel Hampton. Has released six full-length original albums under his own name. Has performed with many well-known Bay Area artists including Tommy Igoe, Billy Johnson (Santana), Frank Martin (Narada Michael Walden), Joel Smith (Walter Hawkins) and Lorn Leber (Jerry Garcia Band).