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Jazz Drumming 101: Swingin' Easy - Fundamental Concepts for the Young Jazz Drummer

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  • This clinic will provide interested musicians and educators with the tools and information necessary to assist young drummers with the intricacies associated with jazz ensemble performance. In addition, this clinic will answer many of the questions that arise from both drummers and educators when faced with the many challenges of the drumset and its role in a jazz ensemble, including, but not limited to, technique, equipment, style analysis, and educational/pedagogical resources.
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  • Dana Hall, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has degrees in music performance and composition from William Paterson College and DePaul University. He is completing his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago. A leader of his own groups, Mr. Hall has also performed on six continents with the groups of others, including Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Horace Silver, Ray Charles, Benny Golson, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Jimmy Heath, Maria Schneider, and Joe Henderson, among others.

    Mr. Hall is a member of the Terell Stafford Quintet and the Music Director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. He uses and endorses Yamaha Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, and Pro-Mark Drumsticks.