Paul Wertico, Larry Gray, and David Cain “The Rhythm Method Part II”

Aug 31 - 2012
Randolph Cafe

The Education Committee of the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) Presents: “What is this thing called “JAZZ?” Developed to offer an insider’s view of the intricacies of jazz performance. This inaugural series begins with a presentation by Committee Member, Grammy award-winning percussionist, Paul Wertico, noted Bassist, Larry Gray, and multi-instrumentalist, David Cain. Join this dynamic trio for a live improvised conversation through music.

Paul Wertico, the seven-time Grammy Award winning drummer, Assistant Professor of Jazz at Roosevelt University, and JIC Education Committee member, will take the audience on a sensory expanding rhythmic journey. Paul will talk about “hearing” the rhythms of life. He’ll show how musicians utilize sounds, both musical and environmental, and how to combine the organic ones with the inorganic ones. He’ll also demonstrate the historical and cultural aspects of grooves through the ages, as well as show the correlation between certain “musical” aspects in language and the speech-like traits and communicative flow of music, which allow rhythms and musical phrases to breathe and come to life.

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