"Percussion Techniques In & Around Jazz" Master Class with:
Dave Samuels, Marko Marcinko, & Ron Oswanski:
The Organik Vibe trio, while on tour, is available for a "Percussion Techniques In & Around Jazz" Master Class. Spend an afternoon with Dave Samuels and Marko Marcinko on a highly organized percussion master class by two of the industries top performers and clinicians. Ron Oswanski, an expert on sound
and instrument techniques related to the Hammond Organ, A
ccordion, and Microphones will also teach a portion of the class on how to properly mic percussion and acoustic instruments in a live performance setting. All instruments demo's done with Applied Microphone Technoloogy Microphone Systems.
Please contact Booking @ Organikvibetrio.com for specific information and availablity.
Marko Marcinko - Drummer / Percussion
Marko Marcinko is an internationally know artist and clinician Conducting workshops and master classes through out The United States, Japan, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America and Canada. From the time when touring and recording with jazz trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson to his present day touring and recording with NEA jazz Master and sax icon Dave Liebman. Marcinko has a world of experience in the class room as well as the large stage. Well versed in presenting a master class, lessons and performances to all ages and all levels of proficiency, Marcinko holds a BA in Music Performance from the prestigious University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl and serves as adjunct professor of jazz studies at Penn State University, State College, PA.
As a performer Marko has shared the stage and or recording studio with such jazz greats as; Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Michael Brecker, Mulgrew Miller, Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, Arturo Sandivol, Tierney Sutton, Bob Dorough, Dave Samuels, Mike Stern, Will Lee, Randy Brecker and Joe Lovano
Pop and world artists; John Secada, John Legend, Connie Francis, Juan Gabriel, Melba Moore and Clay Aiken
Marko Marcinko is a clinician and artist with The Avedis Zildjian Company and The Yamaha Corporation of America
Clinic Titles and Study:
- Stick and Brush Techniques
- Playing Musically and Appropriately
- From Small Group to Big Band Playing
- Recording vs Live Performance
- The Rhythm Section and its Function
- Fundamentals and Why.
- One More Trip To Birdland- Maynard Ferguson and the Big Bop Nouveau, Concord Records
- Jazz Essential Maynard Ferguson-Sony Records (Grammy Nominated)
- Conversation- The Dave Liebman Group, Sunny Side Records
- Blues All Ways-The Dave Liebman Group, Omni Tone Records
- Turnaround/ The Music of Ornette Coleman, The Dave Liebman Group, Jazz Werkstatt Records (winner of the German Journalist/Critics Award)
- As Always Live- The Dave Liebman Big Band, Mama Records
- Beyond The Line- The Dave Liebman Big Band, Omni Tone Records (Grammy Nominated)
- Back On The Corner- The Dave Liebman Group with Mike Stern and Anthony Jackson Shrapnel Records
- The Bickel/Marks Group, Zoho Records
- Late in Lisbon- The Chris Parker Group, OA2 Records
- The Organik Vibe Trio-Moscow, featuring Dave Samuels and Ron Oswanski, OVT Records
- The Steve Rudolph Trio featuring JD Walter- FACT Records
Dave Samuels - Berklee School of Music Professor
"My teaching style is based on the needs of the students. It covers more than just the obvious. In private instruction, I'm not just talking about how to play vibes or marimba. I'm talking about how to compose and improvise and express feelings through the music. A musician who doesn't know how to write and arrange doesn't have the scope of a musician who does have those attributes.
"As far as classes go, it is much more about the community of the ensemble. We all must learn to interact and take a variety of different roles. Aside from learning the role of your instrument, you also can learn to take a leadership role in rehearsing an ensemble, to get the experience of not just being told what to play, but also learning to tell what to play.
"My priority as a teacher is to help students unlock their own goals and aspirations. It's personal, but it's also global in that they learn to define themselves as musicians, not just instrumentalists. If you define yourself as an instrumentalist, your instrument defines everything you do in music. When you define yourself as a musician, everything about music becomes something you want to explore. You need to learn a lot about different aspects of music to explore your own talents and your own strengths. That's the function of any undergraduate college: to push students to explore things they wouldn't normally explore.
"Good ensemble players need to be able to listen and play, in that order. They need to have enough of a musical vocabulary to interact with other players. They also need to have enough command on their instrument to change the way they play according to the style of music and the direction they are getting. Technique is not just about speed or dexterity. It is about how many different ways you can play."
- B.A., Boston University
- Mallet player
- Two-time Grammy Award winner
- Leader of the Caribbean Jazz Project
- Performances with Spyro Gyra, Pat Metheny, the Yellowjackets, Frank Zappa, Oscar Peterson, Double Image, and Paquito D'Rivera
Ron Oswanski - B.A. from Manhattan School of Music
In 1992 Ron moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where he received a Baccalaureate Degree in Performance (music) in 1996. While at the Manhattan School of music Ron studied two of the world's greatest pianist, Harold Danko and Garry Dial. Shortly after moving to New York at the age of 18, was asked to tour with Maynard Ferguson's band which he did for the next 6 years. While on the road with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band, he was able to perform and teach master classes throughout the world. During this period, Ron was able to record several of his own composition on the Maynard's Brass Attitude CD. His approach to playing and composing comes through in his teaching.
While mainly a percussion master-class, Ron is able to compliment the trio in an educational setting with a diverse knowledge of sound. He is an expert is achieving a good sound on any instrument he is playing.
Topics in a educational setting may include:
- The workings of a Hammond Organ
- The Leslie Speaker
- Clone organ verse the mighty Hammond Organ and how to get a sound!
- Improvising on the Hammond Organ
- Improvising on the Accordion
- The mechanics of an Accordion.
- Tone chamber accordions verse 'straight' accordion
- Accordion techniques in jazz
- Accordion reed configurations
- Reed Tuning for various types of music
- Microphones for acoustic instruments including the piano, accordion, and hammond b3.
- How to achieve the most natural sound using a microphone.