Master Classes & Group Instruction
3-week series with Keith Terry
Wednesdays May 15, 22 & 29, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
Non-Members: $35 per class; $105 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $75 full course
Body Music – also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming – is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, snap, sing and chant their musical ideas. Join Keith Terry in a three-part exploration of this amazing music played on the instrument we all share – the human body. Session one (5/15) surveys the field of traditional styles, from African-American hambone and Flamenco palmas to Sumatran saman and Ethiopian armpit music. Session two (5/22) introduces the basics of Keith's contemporary style of Body Music he's been developing over the past thirty-five years, based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems. Session three (5/29) culminates the series with a performance by Keith Terry and Corposonic Quartet featuring Bryan Dyer, Steve Hogan and Evie Ladin. No previous experience necessary.