Obrigada Recife! Rhythm Road #11

Music: Leao Do Norte – performed by Rose Moraes, written by Lenine as tribute to the beautiful Brazillian state of Pernambuco. MUITO Obrigada Edvaldo Amorim – for everything Jorge Martin – For your Maracatu studio and Corpos Percussivos Marivaldo Lima – For your teaching drumming passion Pilar do Favela Corpos Percussivos – for your powerful […]

Escola Corpos Percissivos ~ Rhythm Road #10

We (Eli Yamin, Kate McGarry, Bob Stewart & I) arrived in Recife, Brazil in the early afternoon. We had the whole day to catch up on our rest before beginning our schedule of workshops and clinics….but I simply couldn’t sit in my hotel knowing that something like this was happening out there somewhere. This is […]

M.S.J.A. Graduation Day

I spend a few hours each week teaching Jazz Language at the Middle School Jazz Academy out of Jazz @ Lincoln Center.  I work with the students on understanding the rhythm and swing of jazz, the power of the blues, and I lead them through history as we explore the lives and music of Jazz […]