A MUSICAL APPROACH ON DRUMS
All the great masters in jazz drumming (Max Roach,Elvin Jones,Tony Williams etc.) created a great legacy and forced music to another dimension.Their 'voice' on drums became a language that's been spoken around the world.
How we can learn this language?how we can use it in today's music?And how can someone can develop their own voice on drums?
Basic topics on this masterclass are:
~the jazz language on drums
~listening and responding in music
~melodic concepts on drums
~combination of all the above to build your own musical approach
Vassilis podaras was born in Athens in 1988. He started playing drums at the age of 11. His musical studies include 6 years of classical piano and violin lessons. At the age of 18 he was accepted at the jazz department of the Ionian university of Corfu and 5 years later he got his bachelor degree in jazz drumming performance. From 2009 he is one of the most active musicians in Greek jazz scene touring and performing in the most prestigious festivals and venues of the country.He has also worked with plenty of international jazz musicians including:Tivon Pennicott, Dean Bowman, J.D.Walter, Manfred Schoof,Olivier Temime,Olivier Gatto,Laurant Maur,Jean loup Longnon,Mikko Innanen,Shachar Elnatan etc.
In 2010 he performed at the International Pori jazz festival with George Κontrafouris baby trio. He also toured in Spain and Finland with the same group at this year.
In 2012 he participated in the (International Assosiation of schools of jazz meeting) Iasj in gratz, Austria.
He is also member of a modern jazz group called the next step quintet.
-Baby trio-urban jazz (2012 puzzlemusik records)
The next step Quintet (2013 puzzlemusik records)
Jazz now-music from Ionian university (released with jazz n τζαζ Greek magazine)