The Roles of a Rhythm Section Player

Brandon Robertson

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Key Factors to Enhance Your Musicianship on the Bandstand

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

4:00-5:30 pm


High School Students

Join Brandon Robertson on an exploration of how to improve your live performance as part of a dynamic rhythm section. Pianists, bassists and drummers will gain insights into their roles within a big band and/or combo setting. Learn how to communicate amongst each other without words and how to improvise as a rhythm section. Robertson will also demonstrate techniques, and discusss theory and rhythmic concepts to help foster better musicianship and discipline within a rhythm section.

This free clinic is focused on rhythm section musicians, but other musicians encouraged to attend as well.

Robertson, Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, is a Suncoast Emmy Award Nominated Music Director and host of the popular web series the “Brandon Robertson Soul Hour.” “Bass’d on a True Story,” his debut release in 2019, reached #16 on the iTunes Top 200 Jazz Releases list. He has presented jazz clinics, workshops, masterclasses and guest performances in schools K-12 throughout Florida, Georgia, and Texas. As a prominent bandleader, he has taken his band on multiple national tours, headlining at some of the top jazz venues and festivals in the country.

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HAPCO programs give young people real-world experience and education from professionals they can relate to. We are building futures through music and arts education in Florida, Georgia and Texas. HAPCO provides clinics, camps, classes, an instrument donation program and LIVE performances.

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