Master classes, part of “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” at LIU • Brooklyn Paper

Master classes, part of “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” at LIU

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee, pianists Orrin Evans and David Berkman, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi will conduct master classes as part of the “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” this winter and spring at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

The free events, all slated for 4 p.m., will be held in the Campus’ Humanities Building, Room 106. The Brooklyn Campus is located in Downtown Brooklyn at the corner of DeKalb and Flatbush avenues.

Samir Chatterjee will present a master class on “Hindustani Indian Music,” February 9. With his impeccable mastery of rhythm, Chatterjee is a virtuoso tabla (an Indian drum) player from India, who has performed at numerous festivals as a soloist and with other outstanding musicians.

Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Orrin Evans will offer a master class on “Jazz Improvisation and the Music Business for the Freelance Musician,” February 23.

Jazz pianist, composer and educator David Berkman will give a master class covering various topics from his latest book, “The Jazz Singer’s Guidebook,” March 23.

Ralph Alessi, trumpeter and director of the School for Improvisational Music, will teach a master class on “Creativity and Improvisational Music,” April 13. He has worked with Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane and Uri Caine.

For more, call 718-488-1668.

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