Assembling the contraption, the trapset or the drumset, arose from the meeting and mixture of diverse cultures over the last century. This ensemble studies the music and musicians that have influenced the evolution of Jazz trapset and percussion playing over the last century. The class will examine African and Cuban clave influence, Asian and Middle Eastern influence, American music from New Orleans, Dixie, Blues, Bepop, Modern and Free, Electronics to present day style. The ensemble will learn to transcribe, arrange, improvise, write and perform music in the jazz drum ensemble. Beginners welcome.
Corequisite: The ensemble will have a 2-hour weekly rehearsal lab.