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


IN-PERSON CLASS


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