International Music Workshop and Concert Series
In person classes in Naples and Lucca
In Motion Beat Fest is an intensive and innovative music workshop held in Lucca (July 22nd and 23rd) and in Naples, from the 25th to the 27th of July, with classes every day from 11:00 to 18:00. The focus of the course is to expose students to improvisation, on various levels, not only limited to jazz, but also linked to classical and contemporary music, beyond the barriers of musical genres, using unconventional techniques and focusing on the development of individual creativity.
The staff of teachers is composed of some of the most active musicians on the international scene of the moment. All from the United States, each of them has important collaborations with legendary musicians including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Erika Badu and many others, and they are all involved in teaching at a very high level, in prestigious musical institutions.
The course is open to all instruments and at all levels. Each day will be divided into three parts, with different topics, with particular attention to creative rhythmic approaches and melodic/harmonic development, actively involving students in practical exercises and group performances, under the guidance of teachers
Rhythm will be the main component of the program: rhythm is strictly connected to our body and its coordination with our brain and soul, and it will be studied in deep in order to improve the skills of every instrumentalist.
A part of the workshop will comprised of jam sessions and concerts held by the stellar members of the faculty.
Our teachers, all based in New York and los Angeles, have origins from all over the globe (USA, Argentina, Israel, Italy, Greece, Turkey) and they represent some of the most successful musicians of today.
In Motion Beat Fest is based on the principal of expansion and sharing of art and culture and awareness of the audience through improvised music.
In Motion Beat Fest represents a bridge between different cultures, a place to exchange and share ideas opinions and points of view.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for this unique and exciting experience!
Jared Henderson – Bass
Mike Bono – Guitar
Daniel Rotem – Saxophone
Roberto Giaquinto – Drums
Christian Li – Piano
Erin Bentlage – Vocal Technique
Yakir Arbib – Piano