Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kevin Hays Masterclass

I got the chance to interview the great Kevin Hays for jazztruth two summers past, and it was really a hit.(You can go back and read it if you like!) Hays has always been an inspiration to me as a player, and he is starting to do more as a teacher as well. He's been doing some workshops in New York, and this is something he just sent out regarding an event taking place next weekend:

Dear Friends:

I am presenting a workshop this coming Saturday, November 5th from 2:30-5:30 in partnership with The Church Street School for Music and Art located at 74 Warren Street in Tribeca.

Participants may also take part in the workshop via Skype if you are outside of the NYC area and are unable to attend in person. Please follow the link below to register and for more information.

I am very happy to begin partnering with the Church Street School as a new member of their faculty and I look forward to working with you all, be that in private lessons, as part of this workshop series, or on the bandstand!

To Register please go to:

All the best,

Hays has many recordings as a leader available, and he's well recorded as a sideman. Here's a little youtube sample if you are completely unfamiliar with this great pianist. It's from his third Blue Note release called "Andalucia", which features Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. You can buy this CD on Amazon by clicking this link:

1 comment:

  1. Very absorbing article. Esp. the stands acclimated to abutment the head. I would not accept noticed it on my own. Will accept to attending anxiously at old photographs to see this feature.


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