The Advanced Performance Program Winter Recital Encore
The Collective proudly presents The Advanced Performance Program Winter Quarter Recital Encore featuring students Haruka Yoshimochi (Bass) and Takashi Katagiri (Drums). We enjoyed the first recital so much we decided to do it again! This recital is free for all to attend!
Peter Retzlaff (Drums)
Sean Conly (Bass)
Theo Hill (Piano)
Ole Mathiasen (Horns)
Lucky Lehrer "Bass Drums from Buddy to Bonham" Clinic
Lucky Lehrer is a drummer from Los Angeles, California who was voted the best punk drummer of all-time by fanzine, Flipside. He was originally trained in jazz but most famously played in L.A. punk bands, particularly the Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Bad Religion, the Darby Crash Band, LA’s Wasted Youth, among others. Lucky also appeared in three notable documentary films charting the hardcore rock music scene.
Never wanting to be defined by a particular genre of music, Lucky makes a habit of learning something new every day. “The universe of knowledge is infinite; I want to be a better drummer the next day than I am today,” he’s said.
The quest to constantly expand and explore has enabled Lucky to develop a signature, syncopated style and to integrate jazz and Latin drumming in a crash collision with speed metal. Early inspirations include jazz legend Buddy Rich. Later influences involve session and Flamenco drummer Joey Heredia and teaching pioneer Murray Spivak.
Today’s drum community in L.A. is creative and supportive. Close friends whose playing I admire include Matt Starr, Glen Sobel, Curt Bisquera, Jason Sutter, Brian Tichy, Marty Fera and Mark Schulman. Back in the day, there were 10 hardcore bands at one show fighting for a spotlight. Now my focus is outward, on the happiness music brings to listeners. Host of the Hardcore Drum Hour and Hardcore Drum Sessions, Lucky finds pleasure in sharing his passion with his beloved drums to students of all ages.
One of the world’s elite drummers invited by his peers to participate in the annual Bonzo Bash, “my heart holds reverie for Led Zeppelin’s legendary drummer. When Bonham lays into one of of his grooves, his feel is perfect, and his right foot is amazing.”
The Collective Spring Quarter 2017 Faculty Recital
Please join us on Friday, March 31st for our Spring Quarter Faculty Recital featuring Vince Cherico (Drums), Chris Biesterfeldt (Guitar), Irio O'Farrill (Bass), Bob Quaranta (Keys). The recital is free and open to the public. We hope to see you here!
Tito Oliveira Brazilian Percussion Clinic
Tito was born in 1970, in Bahia, Brazil. Tito is a drummer, producer, and a clinician in Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Tito started playing drums when he was a child. His inspiration and talent came from his father, a saxophone player and producer of “ The Oliveira’s Band” (one of the most respected bands from Bahia).
Tito has recorded and toured with Ivete Sangalo, João Donato, Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, Elba Ramalho, Margareth Menezes, and many others. As a clinician, his book “Afro-Brazilian Rhythms For Drum Kit” is known and valued as material with rare information about the culture of the Afro-Brazilian rhythms.
Tito promoted workshops applying his book in many different places like Berklee College of Music – Boston; 247 Drum in Winchester – Massachusttes; NYU New York University – New York; 800 East Studios – Atlanta; Georgia State University – Atlanta; University of Georgia – Atlanta at The University of Southern Mississippi, he applied a show and workshop with Dr. John Wooton, Dr. Lawrence Panella, Vincent D’elia, John Grant, Taciane Grant, Ismael Brandão, and Julian Pernett.
Will Kennedy Drumset Clinic
In·spi·ra·tion n. 1. Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity. 2. An Agency, such as a person or work of art, that moves the intellect.
If you have met Will Kennedy or if you have seen him perform, you understand that inspiration and Will Kennedy are inseparable, if not synonymous. Whether it is during his many years as a member of Yellowjackets or one of the many artists he has recorded and toured with, Will has always been credited for being the inspirational drive in the music. His musicality and finesse are legendary amongst the “who’s who” of the jazz world and beyond.
Will has worked on two award winning daytime talk shows and also has traveled the world with artists like Chaka Kahn, Lee Ritenour, Stanley Clarke and George Benson. Will is actively doing recording and movie soundtrack work like “Lady Killers” starring Tom Hanks and the academy award winning “Sideways”. Mick Jagger & Dave Steward also got Will for the soundtrack theme for “Alfie”.
Giving back to young, up and coming musicians is a high priority for Will. He has conducted drum clinics worldwide and has contributed educational videos to the Internet. Look for “Will’s Music Room” which will sponsor online lessons and interactive clinics. Will endorses some of the finest equipment manufacturers including Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Promark Sticks, and other D’Addario Products.
Throughout his school years, Will played percussion and began private lessons with teacher and motivator, Bill Nawrocki. Will studied music in junior college under professor Bill Bell, who was not only a Mentor to Will but became a second father and ultimately invited Will to perform with him around the San Francisco Bay Area. Will quickly became a fixture in the Bay Area scene and then was introduced to legendary Producer, Andy Narell who Will later recorded and toured Europe at age 19. More time in the studio helped Will recognized his fascination for composing which lead him to Pure Delite Music, a publishing company with long time partners Claytoven and Larry Batiste. Pure Delite went on to contribute songs to R&B artists like Daz Band and Bill Summers Heat.
In 1986 Marc Russo, original saxophonists with Yellowjackets, asked Will if he would audition for the group. “After meeting and performing with Yellowjackets, I knew this was something I just had to do”. Ten Yellowjackets recordings with two Grammy Awards from 1987 to 2000 speak for themselves. And now, after a short break, there are “Timeline” and “A Rise In The Road”; two recent CD releases from Yellowjackets on Mack Avenue Records.
A new beginning for Will Kennedy; a musician striving to push the boundaries in music; desiring to learn, grow and be inspired yet be an inspiration.