Hey everyone, I was accompanying the Sacramento State Vocal Jazz group on piano this past weekend at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA.
First off it was a blast.
Monterey, CA, is absolutely beautiful.
If you haven’t gone you definitely should. We saw tons of sea lions and otters all within 30 feet of us.
Anyway, back to jazz, this is a great jazz festival for young upcoming school bands, and combos.
A lot of the highschool’s and colleges in the area always enter this festival/competition.
Eric Harland happened to be the guest artist here and did a masterclass which was pretty fun.
I ended up recording it on my iphone and thought I’d share it with you.
He doesn’t talk too much about piano stuff but he does have a lot of wisdom about jazz in general and time.
Listen for the question I ask towards the end.
I think he gives a very good response that would be helpful to anyone listening.
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