Gypsy Jazz Repertoire for Bass w/ Chuck Ervin

Tuesdays, 8:00-9:15 pm, beginning March 8
$120.00 advance / $130.00 after February 29
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Learn tunes written or recorded by the legendary Django Reinhardt, his Quintette du Hot Club de France, and by later artists who have kept the gypsy jazz tradition vibrant. You'll learn how to navigate the bass line as we play along with both vintage and modern recordings. We'll pack in as many songs as time allows, focusing on those that are most likely to be called at gypsy jazz jams.


Chuck Ervin studied jazz bass with Glenn Richman (bassist with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson) and currently plays folk music with Euphonia, classic country with the Mike Stadler & Mary Gibbons Band, jazz and pop with guitarist Chris Grampp, and occasionally Celtic folk/rock with Wake the Dead, among others. He has performed with many Bay Area musicians, including Keith Little, Jim Nunally, Sylvia Herold, Tony Marcus, Joe Craven, Ed Johnson, and Julian Smedley. He teaches group classes at music camp and at his Oakland home, as well as individual lessons.

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