Jamey Haddad

Jamey Haddad hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has appeared on over 170 albums, collaborating with such musicians as Paul Simon (he's been a member of Paul's band for 9 years), Yo Yo Ma, Betty Buckley, Badi Assad, Joe Lovano, Marbin, the Assad Brothers, Carly Simon, Dave Liebman, the Paul Winter Consort, Nguyen Le, Esperanza Spalding and many more. Haddad, of Lebanese descent, has studied Carnatic music with Ramnad Raghavan for five years, and studied Indian drums, including the kanjira. He is the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Fulbright Fellowship, was the first recipient (in 2007) of a new prestigious award: the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and was voted one of the top four percussionists in the world by Modern Drummer Magazine.

Drumming: Improving your Inner Clock, the Value of Syncopation, and Becoming a Better Accompanist

This is a workshop for drummers of different levels, both the professional and non-professional, but those who none the less are passionate about their drumming. Jamey will offer the opportunity to learn some skills and meet some challenges, while still having fun. The class will begin with a focus on some hand or finger technique and the proper way to hold the instruments, no matter what kind of drum you bring. It will then move on to some vocal and drumming rhythmic puzzles, and explore a series of call-and-response drumming drills. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from, and drum with, one of the premier percussionists in the country!

















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