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Incorporating Latin Percussion into Your Jazz Program – with Matthew Henry

Incorporating Latin Percussion into Your Jazz Program – with Matthew Henry

About this Webinar –

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.

Our Presenter–

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.

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To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four – 

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

The following are from NPD Webinars:

The following are from The Nottelmann Blog:

The following are important links to materials or topics discussed in the webinar:

Quick Latin Percussion Styles/Instrument Guide

Suggested Artists for Listening:

  • Marc Anthony
  • Puerto Rican Power
  • Grupo Niche
  • Afro-Cuban All Stars
  • Victor Manuelle
  • Tito Puente
  • India
  • Eddie Palmieri
  • Ruben Blades
  • Willie Colon

Suggested Texts:

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