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New Orleans R&B Piano – Six-Week Online Class
July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$275
Learn to play the joyful, rollicking New Orleans R&B piano style! Students will discover this music’s roots in blues, Afro-Caribbean and second line rhythms, and more. The class will explore classic licks, bass lines, and tunes by piano greats such as Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, and Fats Domino.
Prerequisites: intermediate instrumental ability; ability to read standard keyboard notation. Tech requirements: strong Internet connection (Ethernet cable recommended); laptop/desktop by your instrument; wired headphones.
Instructor: Jennifer Jolly
B.A. UC Berkeley. Keyboards and melodica, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer/arranger, bandleader. Specialist in Americana, blues/R&B, New Orleans, rock’n’roll, Caribbean, and African roots music. Founder of Jennifer Jolly & Friends, co-founder of and composer for The Jolly Gibsons. Additional current projects include Pamela Rose’s touring theatrical concert “Blues is a Woman,” Zulu Spear, Kotoja, Tom Rigney & Flambeau (sub), Chelle! and Friends (guest), Bait & Switch Blues Band, Big B and His Snake Oil Saviors, The Party Monsters, The Linwood Chorus (accompanist), and the Creekside Community Church Worship Band. Previous credits include Phil Lesh, The Broken Angels, Hot Links, Barbara Dane, Rusty Zinn, two dozen theatrical productions, and numerous reggae, blues/New Orleans, singer/songwriter, and country bands; twenty-plus recording credits. Faculty instructor at The Jazzschool, Cazadero Family Camp, Jazzschool Women’s Jazz and Blues Camp, after-school programs, workshops, and private studio.