Special guest coaches Ron Carter (bass) and Kenny Barron (keys) on July 25 and
Lee Oskar (harmonica) on July 26
As part of this unique educational experience, we will offer special music enrichment program for Retreat participants as well as Greater Phoenix educators, students and music lovers:
“The Art of Three in Conversation and Song with Billy Cobham, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron” on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2018 at 7 :30 pm
A special evening with living jazz/fusion legends
NEW! Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat participants will also have the opportunity to be professionally assessed to receive a certificate in the Art of the Rhythm Section, awarded by Rockschool Limited, a worldwide issuer of graded music exams, Teaching, and Performance diplomas.
THE COST IS $1,250 PER INDIVIDUAL
BILLY COBHAM - Master drummer and percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and creative visionary who gives service through music as he constantly expands his personal creative expression. The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is the culmination of Billy’s life’s work.
Billy Cobham’s Website
Learn the finer points of working as a cohesive unit in the Rhythm Section with jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham, along with Paul Hanson (bassoon, sax), Fareed Haque (guitar), Tim Landers (bass), Scott Tibbs (keys), global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo PLUS Special Guest Coaches Ron Carter and Kenny Barron (Wednesday) and Lee Oskar (Thursday).
The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat Coaching Team, clockwise from the top: Billy Cobham (drums), Paul Hanson (bassoon, sax); Tim Landers (bass), Dom Famularo (drums and moderator); Fareed Haque (guitar), and Scott Tibbs (keys).
Kenny Barron (piano)
Ron Carter (bass)
Lee Oskar (harmonica)
Included in your registration for the Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is a ticket to "The Art of the Three in Conversation and Song" with Billy Cobham, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm in the Piper Theater AND The Billy Cobham and CROSSWINDS PROJECT performance on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm in the Piper Theater at the Mesa Arts Center.
The Retreat is a transformational, immersive learning experience for drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, and woodwind players, focusing on helping rhythm section musicians play more effectively as a cohesive unit. Join us for this rich, unique experience! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Billy Cobham's Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat
THIS IS FOR YOU IF:
If you're an advanced student, educator, or high-intermediate to highly advanced level of musician, this program is for you! For optimal participation in this program, you need to have a good command of your instrument, from at least a high-intermediate to a highly advanced level, plus a basic understanding of how to collaborate with one another in the Rhythm Section, in terms of presenting a musical statement as a group. While it's not required to read music/sight read, it would be helpful, but not necessary.
Please note: This program is not intended for beginner to basic-intermediate musicians. This intensive program is chiefly about how to interpret, translate and react to the musical ideas presented. Billy and our coaching team will be working with you, and are not there to be judgmental personally or over-critical. This is a fun and supportive learning environment where everyone learns together from the immersive experience.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Billy Cobham's Rhythm Section Retreat 2018
Start date: 7/22/18
End date: 7/29/18
Last day to book: 7/2/18
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Discounted rooms available for the Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat.
PHOENIX MARRIOT MESA
200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
1 480 898 8300