Friday, October 18, 2013

"Brazilian Piano Basics" with Anne Sajdera, this Sunday, Oct. 20, in Oakland. Let's groove!

If you love Brazilian rhythms and you'd love to play them on the piano, then this is the class for you! 
This Sunday, October 20, 1-4pm at Piedmont Piano Company ($60) 

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1 - 4pm
$60 per person (limited to 8 participants)
Pre-payment and registration required
The Studios at Piedmont Piano Company:
1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland 94612
For more information or to register, send an email to:

Class Description:
Learn the basics of Brazilian rhythms and their application to the piano in this dynamic workshop taught by one of the Bay Area's leading interpreters of Brazilian music. Participants will learn the basic patterns for bossa nova, samba, baião, and other important rhythms, as well as how to create interesting variations. Rhythms will be introduced through Brazilian standards but ways to approach American jazz standards from a Brazilian perspective will also be covered.
About the Instructor:
Pianist/composer Anne Sajdera has long been an invaluable part of the San Francisco Bay Area Brazilian music scene—as leader of her own trio and as a sideman with artists such as Alexa Weber Morales and Sandy Cressman. Her outstanding debut, "Azul" (Jazziz magazine 2012 Top Ten Critics' Poll, Latin Jazz Corner's Great Latin Jazz Albums from 2012, number 5 for best new talent in Arnaldo DeSouteiro's 34th Annual Jazz Station Poll), co-produced by Ray Obiedo and featuring Brazilian percussion genius Airto Moreira as special guest, highlights her exquisite touch, rhythmic acuity, and melodic resourcefulness.

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