The Virginia Arts Festival and the Old Dominion University Department of Music present clinics featuring various artists appearing as part of the Jazz at the Attucks Series.
You might find Ryan Keberle in a movie studio, laying down tracks for filmmakers like Woody Allen, or in the pit on Broadway, playing in hits like In the Heights, on tour with innovators like Sufjan Stevens, or in the classroom at Hunter College, where he’s inspiring a new generation of players as director of the jazz program. A gifted composer, arranger, and educator, Keberle is also a “relentlessly prolific sideman” (JazzTimes) who has performed five Grammy Award-winning records.
All About Jazz wrote: “In just over a decade, Keberle has become one of the most in-demand trombonists on the scene, and he's done so by using his considerable technique to communicate with, rather than play at, the people who encounter his horn. Keberle keeps wide-ranging company, working with everybody from compositional queen Maria Schneider to pop/R&B superstar Alicia Keys, but his raison d'être isn't diversification; he's all about touching the soul through sound means.”
Keberle will provide feedback to student groups, and share musical and professional tips and advice as well as experiences based on his career.
This event is free and open to the public.
Tickets for the April 6 live show with Ryan Keberle and the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Jazz Club are available at vafest.org!