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Join us for the learning experience of a lifetime! With jazz fusion legend Billy Cobham and the Crosswinds Project Band, global educator Dom Famularo and special guest coaches Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Lee Oskar!

 

Special guest coaches Ron Carter (bass) and Kenny Barron (keys) on  July 25 and 

Lee Oskar (harmonica) on July 26

 

As part of this unique educational experience, we will offer special music enrichment program for Retreat participants as well as Greater Phoenix educators, students and music lovers: 

 

The Art of Three in Conversation and Song with Billy Cobham, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron” on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2018 at 7 :30 pm

A special evening with living jazz/fusion legends

 

NEW! Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat participants will also have the opportunity to be professionally assessed to receive a certificate in the Art of the Rhythm Section, awarded by Rockschool Limited, a worldwide issuer of graded music exams, Teaching, and Performance diplomas.

 

 

Our team of world-class coaches will help you grow your artistry and teamwork as a Rhythm Section musician or Educator!

 

 

FULL RETREAT

THE COST IS $1,250 PER INDIVIDUAL

  

 

FULL RETREAT INCLUDES:

 

You'll Discover How To:

  • Gain and build trust among fellow Rhythm Section musicians in performance.
  • Stay in sync with yourself so that you can control what you play through your instrument while receiving information from your colleagues in the Rhythm Section.
  • Keenly listen in performance, interpret what is offered by your fellow players and offer effective musical ideas in return.
  • Control tempo and provide a sense of security in performance.
  • Present a more harmonious musical character through heightened awareness.
  • Remain in control of syncopated musical ideas within the performance.

Enjoy a Variety of Learning Experiences

  • Interactive lectures
  • Break-out groups and rotations with each coach
  • Lively discussions
  • Video analysis
  • Playing exercises
  • Jam sessions
  • Special guest coaches Ron Carter and Kenny Barron on Wednesday, 7/25 with a special "Art of Three in Conversation and Song" with Billy, Ron and Kenny on Wednesday evening
  • Special guest coach Lee Oskar on Thursday, 7/26
  • Special Saturday night performance with Billy and the CROSSWINDS PROJECT BAND at the beautiful Mesa Arts Center

 

 

 

YOUR COACHES

BILLY COBHAM - Master drummer and percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and creative visionary who gives service through music as he constantly expands his personal creative expression. The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is the culmination of Billy’s life’s work.
Billy Cobham’s Website

 

 

 

 

 

THE TEAM

Learn the finer points of working as a cohesive unit in the Rhythm Section with jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham, along with Paul Hanson (bassoon, sax), Fareed Haque (guitar), Tim Landers (bass), Scott Tibbs (keys), global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo PLUS Special Guest Coaches Ron Carter and Kenny Barron (Wednesday) and Lee Oskar (Thursday).

 

 The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat Coaching Team, clockwise from the top: Billy Cobham (drums), Paul Hanson (bassoon, sax); Tim Landers (bass), Dom Famularo (drums and moderator); Fareed Haque (guitar), and Scott Tibbs (keys).  

 

 

Kenny Barron (piano)

 

Ron Carter (bass)

 

Lee Oskar (harmonica)

 

Your Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat Attendance includes a Concert Ticket to Two Incredible Performances!

 

Included in your registration for the Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is a ticket to "The Art of the Three in Conversation and Song" with Billy Cobham, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm in the Piper Theater AND The Billy Cobham and CROSSWINDS PROJECT performance on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm in the Piper Theater at the Mesa Arts Center. 

 

The Retreat is a transformational, immersive learning experience for drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, and woodwind players, focusing on helping rhythm section musicians play more effectively as a cohesive unit. Join us for this rich, unique experience!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

NEW!

 

  • Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat participants will also have the opportunity to be invited to be professionally assessed to receive a certificate in the Art of the Rhythm Section, awarded by Rockschool Limited, a worldwide issuer of graded music exams, Teaching, and Performance diplomas.

 

  • We will be using the Billy Cobham Real Book for reference/playing during the Retreat, and ask that all participants obtain this book in advance to become familiarized with the material before the Retreat. Participants will receive a special discount on your receipt after registration.

 

 

 

Billy Cobham's Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat

THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

 

If you're an advanced student, educator, or high-intermediate to highly advanced level of musician, this program is for you! For optimal participation in this program, you need to have a good command of your instrument, from at least a high-intermediate to a highly advanced level, plus a basic understanding of how to collaborate with one another in the Rhythm Section, in terms of presenting a musical statement as a group. While it's not required to read music/sight read, it would be helpful, but not necessary.

 

Please note: This program is not intended for beginner to basic-intermediate musicians. This intensive program is chiefly about how to interpret, translate and react to the musical ideas presented. Billy and our coaching team will be working with you, and are not there to be judgmental personally or over-critical. This is a fun and supportive learning environment where everyone learns together from the immersive experience.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

Accommodations

 

Billy Cobham's Rhythm Section Retreat 2018

Start date: 7/22/18
End date: 7/29/18
Last day to book: 7/2/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Phoenix Marriott Mesa  for $74.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Billy Cobham's Rhythm Section Retreat 2018

Discounted rooms available for the Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat.


   

 

PHOENIX MARRIOT MESA

200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
1 480 898 8300

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO