Our Choro workshops with Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso have been hugely popular at Centrum. In 2011, we're bringing the Choro workshop back April 14-17, 2011, with some exciting new artists, as well as some old friends. This year we’re excited to welcome three new artist faculty, all natives of Brazil. Dudu Maia, mandolin; Douglas Lora, 7-string guitar; and Jovino Santos Neto, accordion, piano and flute. Returning faculty will be Andy Connell, clarinet; and Brian Rice, pandeiro & percussion. All are master teachers and outstanding performers who will show you first hand how much fun it is to play Choro.
Choro is a great way for both jazz and classically oriented musicians to meet on common ground. There are written charts with lovely and lively melodies accessible to any competent player. There’s also room for improvisation, and in a vein that’s a great way for classical musicians to expand their skills in this. This forty-person workshop is open to all instruments (hand percussion, rather than drum set).
Space is limited; visit our Choro site for more information!