Preparing for Your Concert will help you hit the stage with the confidence you need and the professionalism your audience deserves. Bring more freedom and creativity to every performance with the help of renowned pianist and Berklee professor Joanne Brackeen. No matter what instrument you play, Joanne's practical exercises, warm ups, and practice tips will help build your playing foundation. Whether you're playing a formal set or improvising or going solo, this workshop will sharpen your performance chops. Berklee professor Joanne Brackeen is widely considered one of the most inventive, accomplished pianists and composers in modern jazz. She has released more than 25 critically acclaimed albums, and performed throughout the world as a solo artist and bandleader. Her brilliant piano work has accompanied legendary artists like Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, and Pharoah Sanders. One of the most heralded pianists of her era, JoAnne Brackeen came to New York in 1965 after cutting her chops jamming with the likes of Teddy Edwards, Harold Land, Charles Lloyd and Dexter Gordon during the waning days of the Central Avenue scene in her native California. After a few dues-paying years here, she landed the piano chair with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, touring with the great drummer from 1969-72, following up the experience with tenures in the bands of Joe Henderson and Stan Getz. Lauded by Bill Evans as a pianist-composer of phenomenal capacity, Brackeen came into her own as a leader with albums featuring her own compositions and sidemen including Michael Brecker, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette.
Lessons Include: - Building a Foundation of Confidence - Refining the Rough Spots - Improvisation Exercises - Improvisation Concepts - Preparing for Variety