Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset w/ Celso Alberti | SFJAZZ
Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset w/ Celso Alberti
Drummer, producer and educator Celso Alberti shares the traditional rhythms from various regions of his native Brazil and their application to the drum set. The focus will be in breaking down the individual percussion parts and apply them to the proper sound in the drum kit plus coordination exercises to create freedom in expressing these rhythms. Also there will be an emphasis in hand technique to demonstrate how to achieve control in fast Brazilian grooves."
*An additional drum set will be available for student use. Please bring your own sticks.
Born in Curitiba, Southern Brazil, the driving rhythms of his country’s music led Celso Alberti to develop an early interest in the drums, and by the age of 17, he was performing regularly as a professional. In 1982, Celso moved to New York City and performed with numerous artists including singer Clarice Taylor, guitarist Toninho Horta, and The New York Samba Band. Celso relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984, where he joined Terra Sul, a Brazilian band based in San Francisco. Two years later, Celso joined Bay Area award-winning Brazilian ensemble, Batucaje. He also embarked on his first major international tour with world-renowned percussionist Airto Moreira and singer Flora Purim. In 1989, Celso toured with jazz flautist Herbie Mann, and from 1990 to 2004 he toured and recorded with many established musicians, including recording artist Steve Winwood, guitarists Craig Chaquico (Starship) and Joyce Cooling, singer John Lucien, bassist Michael Manring, keyboardists Kit Walker (Kitaro) and Frank Martin (Narada Michael Walden) and many others.