The Salsa and Latin Jazz Ensemble was created by conga drummer and singer Edgardo Cambón to provide an opportunity to intermediate level non professional musicians to play Salsa and Latin Jazz standards in a friendly, casual, yet musically committed scenario.
The ensemble meets weekly and they work and rehearse songs and charts that the teacher provides ahead, as he supervises and coachs them on many aspects of playing music at a semi-pro level.
HANDS ON FIRE STUDIOS: 3824 MacArthur Av. Oakland Ca.
Saturdays, 4PM to 6PM (with a very brief intermission.)
All interested musicians must have a basic level of proficiency on their instruments, and bring their own instruments, with the exception of Congas (the studio will provide those.)
Basic level of reading music is very beneficial for the class, but not mandatory for percussionists and vocalists or small hand percussion players.
Note: on this ensemble there will be only one player per instrument, as oppose as some other similar classes where there are multiple conga drummers, or more than one piano playing simultaneously. The idea is to recreate a "real" Band situation, where you are the only one playing, lets say for example: Bass, and thus you hold the musical responsibility to know and play your part to the best of your ability.
$200 for 8 weeks paid in advance.
$35 per class, but you must let the teacher know ahead that you are coming and get his approval to join.
NO REFUNDS ISSUED.
REQUESTING FULL PAYMENT FOR THE 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE IS THE ONLY WAY TO WARRANTY THAT THE ENSEMBLE WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE MUSICALLY AND THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH QUORUM AND THE BASIC INSTRUMENTATION NEEDED WILL BE PRESENT EVERY WEEK.
48HRS NOTICE FOR CANCELATION (OR IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CAN NOT ATTEND) IS VERY APPRECIATED.
- To learn at least 4 songs in the Salsa and Latin Jazz Styles, focusing on performance, interpretation, soloing, etc.
- To perform the 4 songs in front of an audience at a date and time agreed by all the parties involved.
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT ON THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE "SALSA AND LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE"
ALL MUSICIANS INTERESTED NEED TO CONTACT:
EDGARDO CAMBON: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or Text: (510) 579-4612