Jazz Drumming Crash Course with Jon Arkin

Sunday, 7/28, 2 - 4 pm

Jazz Drumming Crash Course with Jon Arkin
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Drums and Percussion
Day Sun
Instructor Jon Arkin
Status inperson event

Beyond a simple introduction of the basics, this workshop will provide greater context for understanding the history and evolution of jazz drumming. Topics will include an overview of time playing concepts, comping & interaction, trading/soloing, coordination, technique, exercises & books for study, and more. Students will also explore the lineage of some of the great jazz drummers through listening examples and gain a sense of the ways of the masters. It is open to all levels, and students are welcome (though not required) to try any of the playing exercises that will be presented.

Early Workshop Registration Encouraged! 
Prices increase by $15 48 hours before each workshop.

About Jon Arkin

B.M. in Jazz Performance, University of Miami School of Music (now Frost School of Music); has performed internationally with a wide variety of musicians including Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, Grady Tate, Ira Sullivan, Cuong Vu, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Wil Blades, Vusi Mahlasela, Meklit Hadero, Karl Denson, Stew, Fareed Haque, and many others; longtime member of groups led by Nathan Clevenger, Ian Carey, Adam Shulman, Matthew Charles Heulitt; performs in various configurations with his self-designed electro-acoustic setup, including with the Schimscheimer Family Trio, Jordan Glenn, Rob Ewing, Kasey Knudsen, and Ben Goldberg; has taught classes/ lessons/workshops at the CJC/JCMS, Stanford Jazz Workshop, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State U, Humboldt State U, and many other schools around the U.S. and Europe. www.jonarkin.net