Sunday, May 25, 2008

How to Listen to Jazz to be led by Dallas bassist, composer John Adams and trio at 2 pm and 6 pm Thurs, May 29, Barnwell, Shreveport

The John Adams Trio, based in Dallas, Texas, will present a How to Listen to Jazz workshop before their Barnwell concert begins at 6:00 pm, Thurs, May 29, says Freda Powell. The interactive workshop is scheduled from 2 - 4 and is open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for the many jazz enthusiasts in the area to gain a greater appreciation for jazz,” said Freda Powell, Barnwell executive director. “The workshop is interactive; musicians attending are encouraged to bring their instruments to participate in the demo."

Admission to the Barnwell Center and “Hot Jazz on the Red” is free. The Barnwell Center is adjacent to Riverview Park and next to Eldorado Resort Casino.

Parking is free in the Eldorado Garage; I've never had an untoward experience there.

"As an accomplished acoustic and electric bassist, John Adams is one of the Southwest's most versatile and in-demand jazz, pop, and studio musicians," says his agency.

Adams served as Music Director and performed weekly for three and a half years at Dallas' prestigious Crescent Court Hotel. Adams holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas, where for ten years he was the jazz bass professor. He is also active as a producer/arranger, a composer, clinician, and an instructional author.

Listen to his trio here.

1 comment:

John Henson said...

I have heard John Adams play countless times in Dallas and he is a true talent.