Thursday, April 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jazz Great Ralph Bowen to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Series featuring world-class musicians and educators continues on April 8
The 2020-2021 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm with jazz great Ralph Bowen. The class will be held via Zoom and is open to the public to observe free of charge. To receive a Zoom link, visit https://hbms.org/master-classes/
About the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series
Master class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson’s curriculum since the School’s founding in 1944. This distinguished tradition continues this season with a roster of world-class musicians and educators including Joel Krosnick, cello; Ralph Bowen, jazz; Spencer Myer, piano; Calvin Wiersma, violin; Bart Feller, flute and composers Saad Haddad and Andrea Clearfield.
Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for, and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they have prepared. The results are inspiring and enlightening and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in their own musical explorations. Yet, the learning isn’t limited just to the students who perform. Any student—regardless of their level of development, or whether or not they even play the same instrument—can learn a great deal.
About Ralph Bowen
Saxophonist Ralph Bowen has made his mark on the New York jazz scene for over three decades, while bringing his “casual perfectionism” to clubs, concert halls, and festivals worldwide. Bowen’s discography of over 70 titles includes associations with Orrin Evans, Michel Camilo, Horace Silver, Renee Rosnes, Kenny Garrett, Steve Wilson, Kenny Davis, Michael Mossman, Ralph Peterson Jr., Anthony Branker, and Jared Gold.
His eleven solo CDs (Movin’ On, A Morning View, Soul Proprietor, Keep the Change, Five, Dedicated, Due Reverence, Power Play, Total Eclipse, Standard Deviation, and Ralph Bowen) feature a wide variety of top shelf musicians including trumpeters John Swana, Ryan Kisor, and Sean Jones; pianists Jim Beard, Orrin Evans, Bill O’Connell, and Jim Ridl; Organists Sam Yahel and Jared Gold; guitarists Jon Herington, Peter Bernstien, Adam Rogers, and Mike Moreno; bassists Anthony Jackson, Charles Fambrough, Reuben Rogers, John Patitucci, and Kenny Davis; and drummers Ben Perowski, Bill Stewart, Brian Blade, Gregory Hutchinson, Dana Hall, Antonio Sanchez, Donald Edwards, Rudy Royston, and Cliff Almond.
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and levels of interest enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multifaceted curriculum.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Programs are made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo credit: Ralph Bowen photographed by Joel W. Henderson
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: https://www.hbms.org