Golden Age Offers Clinic with John Carlini

The following clinic will feature guitar master John Carlini and will feature bass accompaniment. The topic will be “playing with a bassist” and will cover arranging for and playing with bass accompaniment.
   
   John is a veteran guitarist and composer whose portfolio is a fascinating journey from classical to Broadway to jazz to bluegrass. An often-cited founding member of the seventies’ West Coast “New Acoustic Music” scene, he is also an acclaimed arranger, orchestrator, and conductor.
   Mr. Carlini is also a graduate of the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, whose renowned jazz program had enticed him since high school. It was at Berklee that John gained the technical knowledge to make music his life’s choice, graduating with a major in arranging and composition with guitar as his main instrument.
   This one will be held at Wed. Nov. at 7:30 PM and last for about 90 minutes. The cost is $35 at the door

All major credit cards will be accepted as payment.

The Golden Age Clinic/Workshop Series is About to Lift Off!

The Golden Age Clinic/Workshop Series is About to Lift Off!

Hi Everybody – I need to make sure all my clients are aware of our upcoming clinic series.

   The first one is going to feature the inimitable master of the jazz guitar, Jack Wilkins
   Guitarist Jack Wilkins has been on the International jazz scene since the early 1970’s. His flawless technique and imaginative chordal approach have inspired collaborations with Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, and Buddy Rich among many others. A native of Brooklyn, Jack began playing guitar at age thirteen. His mentors included Johnny Smith, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard.    
      In recent years, Jack has played many international festivals with jazz greats Stanley Turrentine, Jimmy Heath, The Mingus Epitaph, 5 Guitars play Mingus, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Johnny Griffin and others. 
   A consummate accompanist, Wilkins has played and recorded with renowned singers Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Morgana King, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, Nancy Marano, Chris Conner, Cassandra Wilson, and Jay Clayton. Wilkins was awarded an NEA grant in recognition of his work and contribution to the guitar.   
   Wilkins teaches at The New School, Manhattan School of Music, NYU, and LIU. He was invited to judge the Monk Institute Guitar Competitions in Washington. He also conducts seminars on the “Great American Songbook”, and guitar clinics, both in New York and abroad. His latest CD’s, “Reunion”, “Christmas Jazz Guitar” the DVD”s, “The Benedetto Players in Concert”, “The Benedetto Players and Guild Jazz Masters”, and “Jazz Guitar Workshop” are all currently available. A new CD is now available called “Until It’s Time” on the Maxjazz label. 
   This one will be held on Wed. Oct. 11 at 7:30 PM and will last for about an hour and a half. The cost will be $35 at the door.
 

 

   All major credit cards will be accepted as payment. 

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