Clinics and Master Classes

Bass Lines: Stu Hamm Clinic

Saturday / June 11, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century.

Extending the nontraditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. Although Hamm certainly wasn't the first bass player to debut during the 1980s who employed an unorthodox approach to playing the electric bass, he was undoubtedly at the forefront of his generation, effectively fusing the application of these unconventional techniques.

As one of today's leading bassists, Hamm has released six critically acclaimed studio recordings that showcase his unique style on a genre-spanning spectrum of repertoire that merge rock, jazz, fusion, classical, country, and urban sounds.

In addition to his barrier-breaking solo sessions, Hamm has been hailed for his recording and touring stints with guitar icons Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. These longtime associations garnered Hamm award-winning recognition on a global scale. As a result, Hamm has received an extensive list of accolades such as being voted Best Jazz Bassist and Best Rock Bassist multiple times in major magazine polls.

Besides his projects with Satriani and Vai, other studio-related productions that have spotlighted Hamm's trademark style and technical facility include his three collaborations as a member of the trio GHS with guitarist Frank Gambale of Chick Corea's Elektric Band and former Journey drummer Steve Smith.

For the past two decades, Hamm has toured as one of the world's premier bass clinicians. He has also demonstrated his signature techniques and methodologies to avid students through his best-selling instructional videos and a book of transcriptions. He has also created an introductory online course to bass guitar.

 

 

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Bass Lines: Survey of Bass Styles Clinic

Friday / June 10, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic is part of the Bass Lines summer program.

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Henrique De Almeida

Tuesday / June 7, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Henrique De Almeida presents a clinic.

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Jazz Drum Workshop with Ron Savage

Tuesday / June 21, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez and Pedro Martinez: Clinic

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rumba Clinic

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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African Bell Ritual Workshop with Jerry Leake

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rock Drum Set Clinic with Brent Beissel

Monday / June 20, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival clinic.

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Rhythm Workshop 1 with Peter Lockett

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Visiting artist Peter Lockett presents a clinic as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival summer program.

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Sixto "Paito" Silgado

Tuesday / July 19, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sixto Silgado was born on April 5, 1939 in the very small town of Flamenco, in the northern part of Colombia in the Department of Bolívar. When he was a young kid people always called him Paíto, and it is with this nickname how everybody knows him today, even more than his actual name.

He learned to play gaita macho (male gaita) watching and imitating his father who was also a gaita player, and when he had the age and the size necessary, he dared to play the gaita hembra (female gaita). This way he was able to learn the repertoire of the black tradition or “tradición negra” of the Gaita: songs interpreted by musicians who belong to the black or Afro-descendant marginal communities of the Atlantic Coast of Colombia. (San Onofre, María la Baja, Cartagena, and its vicinities).

Today Silgado lives on La Isla Grande, situated some kilometers off the coast of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. He settled in the island in 1962 when he met and fell in love with his wife, Danilsa, a native of a nearby island. 

Paíto has visited the Colombian capital various times, as well as other cities such as Medellín or Barranquilla, thanks to his reputation as a gaita player participating in different festivals. He also did some concerts with the collaboration of Ethnomusika at La Maison de la musique de Nanterre in Paris, France, where he was introduced to the European audience in May 2009. Later that year he conquered the hearts of the Brazilian audience playing in the cities of Brasilia, São Paulo, and Belem.

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