From the audience, a great performance comes across like a seamless miracle. If you could get the performer's commentary on what he does, though, you'd learn that each combines theory, technique and tricks of the trade with his talent in a totally individual way - and that's what students and fans have the opportunity to discover in this special master class with percussion legend Francisco Aguabella at Blue Note from 2 pm - 4 pm at Blue Note on Thursday, October 14.
At a typical workshop, the visiting artist performs for a bit, discusses the theory and technique in his performance, invites a member of the audience to play and offers feedback and help with style and execution. Throughout, he answers questions from workshop participants. Because of the access and interchange available in the sessions, students have a treasure in this series," says critic Gary Giddins. Since space is limited to 50 people, pre-registration is advised. For details call (212) 714-7722.