Paul Wertico “The Rhythm Method Part I”

Aug 29 - 2012
Garland Room

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.

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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