Tag: Chapman Stick
The Greg Howard UpTet returns to The Sound on Saturday, January 29th. Chapman Stick player Greg Howard has assembled a fun and funky jazz band featuring trumpeter John D’earth, African percussionist Darrell Rose, drummer James McLaughlin and flutist Gina Sobel.
The UpTet plays a mix of Greg’s originals and a few jazz standards by Miles, Coltrane, and The Beatles, always with their own groove and improvisational style. Go to http://www.greghoward.com for tickets and more information.
Performing live on Friday, Nov.5, 2010 at 8pm. This is an all ages show. More information about Greg Howard and the Chapman Stick can be found at
Stick player Greg Howard and Friends
Saturday, March 27, 8:00 pm – The Sound, 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Musician and composer Greg Howard plays original and well-known jazz, rock and world music compositions on the amazing Chapman Stick. The Stick is an electric stringed instrument, played by tapping on the strings with both hands, which makes it possible to play bass, chords and melody all at once. Greg is a defining voice on the instrument, with nine CD releases, thousands of performances, and two books on how to play The Stick to his credit. Greg is also an adept improviser, known for crafting spontaneous compositions that explore the sonic diversity of The Stick, in a manner reminiscent of Keith Jarrett’s solo piano improvisations, but with an expansive electronic flair.
Joining Howard in a variety of duo, trio and quartet settings are John D’earth on trumpet, Darrell Rose on African percussion and James McLaughlin on drums. The concert will be opened by Fredericksburg-based Stick soloist Rob Martino, whose “One Cloud” YouTube video has garnered almost half a million views. Rob plays progressive rock and original instrumentals.
Stick® Tech Workshop
Greg Howard will lead a one-day workshop on recording, amplification and instrument setup for Chapman Stick® players on Saturday, March 27.
The workshop will cover the following subjects:
-Pre-amplification, compression and equalization in live and studio settings.
-Recording direct and with a microphone.
-The Stick’s role in “guitar” and “bass” roles.
-Amplifiers, which one is right for your application?
-Stick ergonomics, setup and adjustment.
The workshop goes from 10-5, with a short break for lunch.
The fee is $100, and includes admission for one to the Saturday night concert.
To register please send a PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or check payable to “Espresso” to:
P O Box 4051
Charlottesville VA 22903
There is space for fifteen participants in the workshop.
This is not a playing technique workshop, but attendees should bring their Stick for setup evaluation.
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