Workshop Highlghts

2016 WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS REEL

The 2016 school programmes were a resounding success. Many music teachers face the same battle each day: not only should cope with students' varied interests and abilities, but also to improve own teaching effectiveness and hence academic outcome. Especially under the current demanding Music Curriculum, educators often find their music textbook outdated and inadequate.

WORKSHOPS

FILTER HIGHLIGHTS BY:
A CAPPELLA BY THE JUNCTION (NETHERLANDS)
Photography:
Jesper Wong
LEVEL
Master Class
MUSIC GENRE
Others
INSTRUMENT
A cappella
MENTOR
The Junction
DATE
10 November 2015
MENTOR'S BIO
The Junction is an a cappella vocal group from The Netherlands, formed by five devoted vocalists. They share a passion for vocal harmonies and tight rhythms, while translating modern songs and classics into their own compositions. Their voices are used as strong and expressive instruments, switching from modern jazz harmonies to crazy hip hop beats, and from dazzling solos to tight vocal percussion. In 2013 The Junction performed at Vokal Total Festival in Graz, winning the award for Best Jazz Arrangement for Singin’ in the Rain. In September they went on a concert tour in South Korea and to top off the year, the group was support act for band Handsome Poets’ national Club Tour. In 2014 the group toured with Dutch symphonic orchestra Ricciotti Ensemble, and hit a wide variety of stages.
DRUM WORKSHOP BY ANDREA MARCELLI (ITALY)
Photography:
Jesper Wong
LEVEL
Master Class
MUSIC GENRE
Jazz, Pop
INSTRUMENT
Drum Set
MENTOR
Andrea Marcelli
DATE
15 November 2015
MENTOR'S BIO
Drummer/composer born in Rome, Italy. He moved to USA in 1989 spending 8 years in Los Angeles and 4 in New York. He is, since 2001, resident in Berlin/Germany. About 200 of his compositions have been produced on CDs and broadcasted world-wide. Two of Andrea's compositions are included in "The European Real Book" and "The Digital Real Book part two" by www.shermusic.com. During 30 years of his jazz career he performed successfully in 5 continents. He collaborated with Wayne Shorter, Bob Mintzer, Markus Stockhausen, Mike Stern, David Liebman, Frank Gambale, Don Menza, Eddie Gomez, Bb Berg, John Patitucc and others.
GUITAR MASTERCLASS BY NIR FELDER (THE U.S.)
LEVEL
Master Class
MUSIC GENRE
Jazz
INSTRUMENT
Guitar
MENTOR
Nir Felder
DATE
07 June 2015
MENTOR'S BIO
Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, hailed by the New York Times as a “whiz kid”, and dubbed “incredible” by the Montreal Gazette, Nir Felder is a new voice in jazz guitar. Growing up in the New York City suburbs, Felder spent his youth playing in rock bands while learning about jazz at the local record store, inspired by icons from John Coltrane to voodoo chile Jimi Hendrix. After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Felder moved to New York City in 2006 and quickly became one of the city’s most highly sought after sideman, notching credits in bands led by Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington (whose recent release featuring Felder on guitar won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album), Jack DeJohnette, Greg Osby, Joey DeFrancesco, Eric Harland, Jose James, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Cindy Blackman and performing with the New York City Opera, Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Clarke, Lizz Wright, Matisyahu, Black Sheep and others at venues including Radio City Music Hall and the Village Vanguard and national television stations NBC and Fox.
BAND WORKSHOP BY CHOCHUKMO (HK)
LEVEL
Master Class
MUSIC GENRE
Pop
INSTRUMENT
Band
MENTOR
Chochukmo
DATE
12 October 2015
MENTOR'S BIO
A 5-piece indie experimental rock band based in Hong Kong, with Jan Curious on Vocal, Mike Orange on Guitar and Keyboard, Less Hunter on Guitar, Waiting Soul on Bass, and Kitty Trouble on Drums. With the chemistry triggered by different musical interests and thoughts, Chochukmo has created a unique style of their own. The band has been selected as the "Top 20 Hong Kong Musicians" by Time Out Hong Kong in 2008; "The Hong Kong Hot List: 20 people to watch" by CNNGo in 2009, and has been described as "Perhaps the most charismatic band to have emerged in southern China in recent years" by TIME.
JAZZ WORKSHOP BY ASIAN JAZZ TRIO (ASIA)
LEVEL
Master Class
MUSIC GENRE
Jazz
INSTRUMENT
Band
MENTOR
Asian Jazz Trio
DATE
17 January 2016
MENTOR'S BIO
Asian jazz trio is a jazz trio from the Asian countries, consisting of pianist Mimi Kim from South Korea bassist Haiming Zhu from Shanghai China, and drummer Jaewon Lee from South Korea. Asian jazz trio play their original tunes, standards as well as Asian folk music based on jazz. These days, they play in Europe and Asia.