This valuable webinar provides a missing piece for many jazz programs. Presenter/demonstrator Matthew Henry combines his skills as a musician, a music educator, and an authority on Latin music in this unique webinar. Matthew breaks down the characteristics of the Mambo, Samba, Bossa Nova, and Cha Cha and explains in depth the possible instrument choices of each. Implementation into Swing and Funk styles is also discussed. The webinar also includes demonstrations how to play each of those instruments and suggested patterns that can be used.
Matthew Henry is in his sixteenth year as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Specializing in the drumming of the Malinke ethnic group of West Africa and Afro-Cuban styles, he has presented numerous clinics, master classes, and residencies focused on these topics. Performance credits include the Who, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Muny Orchestra, Musica SLESA, Black Magic-The Santana Experience, Funky Butt Brass Band, and Dave Grelle’s Playadors. Having played Mapex and Majestic instruments in the pits and on stage for Broadway shows On Your Feet, Kinky Boots, The Wiz, Billy Elliot, Cinderella, and Anastasia to sell out crowds, Matthew is a proud member of the KHS America Family.