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Melodic Improvisation, with Ben Goldberg
This workshop is for instrumentalists at least intermediate on any instrument.
At the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley, in the Connie Barbour room. This room (which has as piano) is on the second floor of the education building (on Bonita); there is no elevator.
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This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.
About Ben Goldberg:
Beginning in 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (SF Chronicle), clarinetist Ben Goldberg has established himself as “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music” (Downbeat), “an artist who seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” (NPR).
Of the more than thirty albums of his own compositions, The New York Times has noted Ben’s music for “a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising,” and he was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in both 2011 and 2013. Ben is on the faculty of the Music Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches improvisation and jazz studies.