Date

Tuesday Apr 30 2024
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Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Labels

2024

MASTER CLASS: Crossing Borders – Brazilian & Cuban Rhythms with Don Naduriak

📅 DATE: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
🕑 TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
🏟️ VENUE: Ridley College
🗺️ ADDRESS:  2 Ridley Rd, St. Catharines, ON
💵 PRICE: Students FREE  / All others 'Pay What You Can'
* ALL are welcome (not just musicians)



ABOUT THE MASTER CLASS:

Join acclaimed pianist, musical director, conductor, composer, and educator Don Naduriak for an
immersive workshop exploring the vibrant rhythms of Brazilian and Cuban music and their application in today’s music, Jazz. Delve into the intricate beats, syncopations, and cultural influences that shape these captivating musical traditions. Through live demonstrations, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the rhythmic nuances and distinctive styles of both Brazilian and Cuban musical forms, enriching their musical appreciation and performance skills.

Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a curious enthusiast, this workshop promises to inspire and enlighten, while exploring the rhythmic tapestry of (two) dynamic cultures under the expert guidance of Don Naduriak.


ABOUT THE ARTIST:

DON NADURIAK

Introduction: Born in rural Saskatchewan, Don Naduriak has become a powerful musical force encompassing a wide range of genres. With extensive experience as a Pianist, Musical Director, Conductor, Composer, and Educator Don is leaving an indelible mark on the music scene.

Early Years: While living in Sturgis, Saskatchewan Don discovered his love for music at an early age and excelled in his musical studies, achieving a Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music diploma under the guidance of talented teachers. He began composing during that time.

Musical Education: Don’s journey took a significant turn when he left Saskatchewan at a very young age, moving to Toronto to specifically study and play Jazz at the Advanced School of Contemporary Music. Under the mentorship of legends like Oscar Peterson, Darwyn Aitkin and Ted Moses, he immersed himself in the dynamic world of Jazz, and soon was involved in Toronto’s nascent Latin music scene. Read more…


CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

International Jazz Day (April 30) is the world’s largest celebration of jazz. Declared in 2011 by UNESCO, Jazz Day recognizes jazz music as a worldwide major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music.   IJD recognizes jazz as “a means to develop and increase intercultural exchanges and understanding between cultures for the purpose of mutual comprehension and tolerance. …  International Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about the art of jazz, its roots, its future and its impact.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Physical/digital tickets are not issued for this event. Admission is tracked through the order placed and will be added to the event’s guest list. Please retain your Order Confirmation email in case proof of purchase is required.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Artists and venues are subject to change.
  • Please visit our Health and Safety page for updates on our current guidelines.
  • For more details, please email Darlene at admin@niagarajazzfestival.com.

 

HOSTED BY FESTIVAL PARTNER RIDLEY COLLEGE

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CITY OF ST. CATHARINES


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