Jazz Ensemble sessions for all instruments.
Drums, Bass, piano, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, voice.
The most important aspect of jazz context is group playing. This is a great opportunity to develop and work on ensemble playing, guided by an experienced instructor.
Topics to be addressed:
• Group Playing
• Locking up rhythm section
• Trio/ Quartet configurations
• Swing / Latin grooves
• Odd meters
• Listening / Analysis
Open for all students ages 15 up.
Experience and knowledge of your instrument. Basic knowledge of harmony and sight reading. No beginners.
Each ensemble will meet once a week for 2 hours.
There will be 2 Ensembles each student will be placed according to their level and skill.
Cost: $60 Single session; $200 on 4 sessions
Class size: group
Instruments provided: Piano; Drums; Bass Amplifier; Guitar Amplifier
Aside from being an active performer/composer and recording artist, Gabriel Guerrero has been teaching for almost twenty years. A classically trained pianist since age five, Gabriel holds a Bachelor and Masters Degrees from The New England Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Danilo Perez, Steve Lacy Fred Hersch, Bob Moses, James Moody among others.
Gabriel is Currently is a faculty member of The New York Jazz Academy, in addition he has taught and done clinics in several Universities such as Frost School of Music at University of Miami, The New England Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, The Piano School of New York City, Queens Performing Arts Conservatory, IAJE Jazz Convention New York, We Bop! Jazz at Lincoln Center, St. Paul School, Music Makers School, Allegro Music School, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in INDIA, Universidad EAFIT, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Centro de Educacion Musical de Bucaramanga, Escuela de Música y Audio Fernando Sor, Academia Cristancho in Colombia as well as his private studio in Boston and New York for the last fourteen years.
Critically acclaimed pianist/composer Gabriel Guerrero comes from a new generation of contemporary musicians emerging in the Jazz scene. Addressing music for its drive, direction and roots rather than styles, Gabriel has gone from South American rhythms, Contemporary Improvisation, Avant Garde to the traditions of Be-Bop and Jazz. Gabriel exalts his music with a high understanding of its roots bringing his experience and diversity to the table. Born in Colombia and based in New York City for almost sixteen years, Gabriel began his classical training at age five, giving concerts and TV appearances at age nine, Gabriel have performed in Jazz Festivals in South America, USA, Asia and is a high demand musician in the scene today.
He has performed with Paquito D’ Rivera, Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, George Garzone, Mike Mainieri, Esperanza Spalding, Adam Nusbaum, Dafnis Prieto, John Riley, Mike Clark, Bob Moses, Michael Spiro, Anthony Branker, Gregg Bissonette, Michael Wimberley, Jamey Haddad, and recently performing regular gigs with the Jerry Bergonzi and the Bruce Gertz Quartets.He has also put together various musical projects such as SURCA, a multi-cultural quartet dedicated to expanding on South American rhythms and avant-garde jazz.