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Mike Marshall, Edgar Meyer and John Clayton Workshop and Concert

By Mandolin Cafe
August 22, 2006 - 6:00 pm

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Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall and John Clayton

Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall and John Clayton

Port Townsend, Wash. - Centrum brings acclaimed double bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolin star Mike Marshall and Centrum's Artistic Director for Jazz, John Clayton together for an intensive workshop for bass, mandolin and guitar players October 5-8, 2006.

'Crossing Musical Lines,' will focus on improvised and composed music in the Western classical, jazz, and American Roots traditions, and will be limited to 30 participants. The workshop ends with an intimate concert experience with Meyer, Marshall and Clayton at Fort Worden State Park's Joseph F. Wheeler Theater.

Each of these world-class players is known for "crossing musical lines" in their playing. Edgar and John both have top-notch classical training and resumes. Edgar is in demand around the world as a classical soloist, as well for his work with Yo-Yo Ma, Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, and dozens of other leading players. John has gone on to establishing himself as one of the leading jazz bassists and composers in the country. Mike grew up in the tradition of American roots music, but plays Bach like he was born into it. No matter what musical vein you identify with most strongly, you'll find familiar reference points as well as new ways to stretch yourself.

The long weekend will be filled with ensemble playing, individual master classes, and group sessions. You will hear the three faculty talk about and demonstrate their approaches to their instruments and to music in general, and see in a small group setting what makes these players so special. Master class sessions will give you the chance to get personal tips on improving your playing, and ensemble sessions will enable you to put this information immediately to use.

The sessions are geared towards intermediate and advanced players, and brief taped auditions are required to ensure optimal ensemble placement. The audition requirements are modest, and are clearly outlined on Centrum's website.

Additional information:
Centrum web site

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