Lefty – The Left Hand

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 pm 1/11 - 3/15 (10 weeks)

Lefty – The Left Hand
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Wed
Instructor Frank Martin
Status inperson event


Develop jazz piano techniques for the left hand. Work on tertian (3rds), quartal (4ths), and quintal (5ths) voicings; blues and rhythm changes; and walking bass lines. Improvisation, ostinatos for soloing, and some stride piano techniques are also covered. Right hands are welcome, but only as observers!

Prerequisites: the ability to play major, minor, and dominant 7th chords in all keys, knowledge of jazz harmony.

Instructor: Frank Martin

Music Director for Narada Michael Walden, Patti Austin, Angela Bofill; Carnegie Hall appearances with Sting, James Taylor, Elton John; Record producer/arranger for Al Jarreau, Turtle Island String Quartet, Joey DeFrancesco, Mimi Fox, Mary Jenson, Molly Holm, Deuce, Tuck & Patti, Karen Blixt; performed/recorded with John McLaughlin, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Jordan, Stevie Wonder, Airto, Dori Caymmi, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Trilok Gurtu, Richard Bona; Faculty, UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles. frankmartinproductions.com