Introduction to Digital Music

Tuesdays, October 1 - November 19, 6PM-8PM (8-week course)
SFJAZZ Center Digital Lab
SFJAZZ Members: $320 full course; Non-Members: $400 full course
Maximum 8 students
David White, Instructor

In this beginning-level class ideal for older teens and adults, we will use MIDI keyboards, iMacs, and Logic Pro 9 as tools for exploring the broader world of digital audio production, including a survey of gear, software and file types used in the modern DAW (digital audio workstation). Exploration of compositional techniques and musical concepts for beginners will be touched on throughout.

 

Josh Jones & the Jazz-Funk Messengers

Josh Jones

& the Jazz-Funk Messengers

Sunday, August 4, 9:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Josh Jones

The Spirit of the Drum

6-class series
Wednesdays, August 7 - September 11, 7PM-9PM
Museum of the African Diaspora, SF
Non-Members: $20 per class; $120 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $15 per class; $90 full course
John Santos, Instructor


Jazz history, live performance, classic audio and exciting video make Discover Jazz the most distinctive jazz appreciation course available for adults.

True to African tradition, the drum is still the heartbeat of many working class communities in the African diaspora. In this series, we will enter these communities through video clips, photos and rare recordings, as well as take an up-close look at several of the rhythmic instruments used in diverse drumming traditions found in the Americas. We'll also discuss the commonalities, connections and differences between regional forms and how these threatened art forms are the expressive voices of resistance as they have been since colonial times. These are not hands-on, playing classes although some demonstration of rhythms and instruments will be included. Some of the drumming traditions into which we will delve are Abakuá, Arará, Iyesá, Candomblé, Vodún, Batá, Bomba, Samba, Rumba, Cajon Cubano & Peruano, Conga de Comparsa, Palo, Yuka, Makuta, Plena, Bembé, Guiro, Cumbia, Merengue, Quitiplás, Tumba Francesa, and Candombe.

Co-presented by SFJAZZ, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival & MoAD.

Brazilian Bloco Afro Workshop: CANCELLED

World Drum Extravaganza
Brazilian Bloco Afro Workshop
with Wagner Santos

Sunday, August 4, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Brazilian Bloco Afro Workshop
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