Latin Jazz: The perfect combination. The union of two musical traditions: Jazz, a truly original art form born in the United States, espouses the freedom in music that its birth nation represents to the world. Latin, a generic term meant to encompass the numerous dance and folkloric musical styles of the Caribbean. Latin Jazz: part African, part European, it is to some, the ultimate American musical expression.
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It matters not on which coast music is made in that idiom conveniently referred
to as Latin Jazz, when the music has the kind of visceral energy that can be
found on San Francisco by Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, it feels
very special indeed. - Raul De Gama Latinjazznetwork
Representing the Bay Area’s delivery of Latin Jazz, drummer Brian Andres and
his semi-big band provide a solid punch of exciting material of both vocals and
instrumentals. - JazzWeekly
Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel perform as a powerhouse Latin Jazz group
with the musicality and knowledge to make some serious Latin Jazz statements
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
There are certain basic skills that all drummers must possess regardless of what
style of music they play. The mastery of those rudimentary skills is the
foundation of my teaching practice, while keeping in mind each students
individual needs and goals. I am currently teaching drumset, snare drum,
timbales, bongo and beginner conga.
Experience the joy, passion, and expression of drumming and earn to play your
favorite music on drum set. Learn rhythms & proper technique; how to play
musically and improvise; how to “feel,” count, and notate music; and play along
with almost any music! Drumming is also a great way for dancers to gain a
deeper understanding of the rhythms that accompany their dancing.
I am a patient and attentive teacher who will create a course to suit your needs.