Discover Jazz: Rumba Para Monk
Jazz in Clave
By the 1940s, the popularity of “Latin” standards would be the norm in the jazz lexicon, with such pieces as “Perdido,” “Caravan” and “Bésame Mucho” standing alongside the works of Ellington, Monk and Parker. The vast repertoire associated with both jazz and Cuban music often crosses the line both harmonically and rhythmically, creating virtually unlimited interpretations. In this class we explore similarity and contrast between jazz and Cuban music.
Joining Rebeca Mauleón as a special guest for this class is drummer and percussionist Josh Jones, recognized for his recording and touring work with jazz greats including Don Cherry, Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa, Peter Apfelbaum, Taj Mahal, Goapele, Chico Freeman and many others. As a bandleader he is a mainstay in Bay Area festivals and nightclubs, and is equally versed in the worlds of jazz and Afro-Cuban music. Visit his website at joshjonesdrums.com. Additional guest artists for this class include bassist Gary Brown and members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars.