Thursday, October 6, 2011

Live Masterclass from the Village Vanguard - RSVP via Facebook ASAP

From my New York friend and colleague Lara Pellegrinelli, a rare opportunity to participate in a live chat and master class at the Village Vanguard on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 PM CST. RSVP via Facebook here and now. Read on...
Dear Jazz Students,
My name is Lara Pellegrinelli. You can call me Dr. LP. I work with National Public Radio on its Live from the Village Vanguard webcasts, produced in collaboration with member station WBGO.
I wanted to invite you to be part of our virtual Vanguard audience WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 at 9PM for FABIAN ALMAZAN. Fabian is the young Cuban-American pianist in trumpeter Terence Blanchard's band and he'll be performing with his trio plus string quartet to celebrate the release of his  debut recording Personalities. 

Like Terence, who has scored most of Spike Lee's films, Fabian is also a budding film composer. So we decided we wanted to do something special. At 7PM before the performance, Fabian will doing a LIVE MINI-MASTERCLASS. We will be focusing our discussion on arranging, taking questions from our online audience in the NPR Music chat room and answering them on camera. Fabian has provided us with a few of his scores so we have the potential to get into some real musical depth. 

We are asking anyone who would like to participate in the masterclass to RSVP on a Facebook event page we have created:

You can find the event page that will host the masterclass and performance at NPR Music here. It will go live shortly before 7pm:

A link to Fabian's scores (available for download) can be found in this post on A Blog Supreme:

And if you would like to view the film First Match, for which Fabian has provided a score, you can find that on his website by going under the tab for film scoring and clicking video. It's also the best source of information on Fabian:
Feel free to introduce yourself. We'd be really happy to have you. NPR Music has all kinds of amazing jazz materials available for free on its site and it's our hope that you will want to take full advantage of them. If you want to keep up to date on our offerings, we also have a new Facebook page for the liking:
See you online!
Lara Pellegrinelli (AKA Dr. LP)
Harvard University, Ph.D. 2005
Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, Spring 2011
Freelance contributor, NPR Arts Desk
Consultant, NPR's Live at the Village Vanguard

One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has regularly presented jazz's greatest musicians since 1957. Renowned for its rich history and great acoustics, over 100 commercial albums have been recorded within the triangle-shaped basement room in New York's Greenwich Village. Live At The Village Vanguard is a collaboration between WBGO and NPR Music presenting live broadcasts from the legendary club, both on air and streaming online. WBGO's Josh Jackson hosts all the concerts; you can join the discussion in a chat room and watch a live video feed. After each show is over, NPR Music will host the archived recordings of all the concerts at this page.

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