Chick Corea 5-day Workshop This Summer


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National Music Workshop Is Proud To Announce: The Chick Corea Summer Music Workshop!

For intermediate and advanced jazz musicians, all instruments (limited enrollment)

Event to be held August 27-31, 2012, Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Lenox, MA

The National Music Workshop is proud to announce the Chick Corea Summer Music Workshop. World-renowned pianist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea will be in residence at The Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts for five days (and four nights) to conduct workshops, special ensemble programs and master classes. Players of all instruments are welcome: Corea will be addressing not just piano, but a variety of musical concepts.

Joining Chick as part of the faculty for this event will be drummer, Antonio Sanchez, and bassist John Patitucci. They will work with drum and bass students and will participate in programs for all the participants throughout the week. Chick and the trio will offer a private concert for all the participants on the opening night. Students will also have the opportunity to perform an original work written by Chick especially for this exclusive event.

The Chick Corea Summer Music Workshop will be held from August 27-31, 2012 at The Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA 01240.

For full details or to register, please call 800-234-6479 or visit the following the link below.

The Inn features luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals and an attentive staff—a perfect location to bring a spouse or friend. Fee levels are available for full on-site participants (including lodging and meals), off-site participants (including classes, clinics and concerts), and on-site non-participants (i.e., spouses, partners, parents).

Additional workshop details (subject to change):

  • Workshops and master classes: mornings, approx. 10am-12pm
  • Ensemble sessions: afternoons, approx. 2pm-4pm
  • Jam sessions with professional rhythm sections: late afternoon-early evening
  • Concerts each evening

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 18-time Grammy winner, and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.

From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.

Since embarking on a solo career in 1966, Chick has been at the forefront of jazz, both as a renowned pianist forging new ground with his acoustic jazz bands and as an innovative electric keyboardist with Return to Forever and the Elektric Band. His extensive discography boasts numerous essential albums, beginning with his 1968 classic, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. —Courtesy of chickcorea.com

The National Music Workshop is a division of The National Guitar Workshop. Since its founding in 1983, The National Guitar Workshop has always strived to create an educational and collaborative atmosphere for students and teachers alike. NGW has delivered the finest in music education to guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and drummers throughout the world, with an acclaimed faculty that includes some of the most sought-after professional musicians in every style of music. NGW maintains campuses and programs in New Milford and Norwich, Connecticut; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Bigfork, Montana. In 2011 alone, NGW's roster of guest artists included Kevin Eubanks, Pat Martino, Greg Howe, Jennifer Batten, Jim Hall, Elvin Bishop and more.

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