BARCELONA BLUEGRASS CAMP
MARCH 4TH, 2017
A whole day learning bluegrass in a variety of instruments, classes, jams and closing concert by teachers and pupils. Banjo, guitar (flatpicking and fingerpicking), harmonica, fiddle. All levels are welcome!
Price: 65€; Lunch: 11€
¡Attention! Discounts if you pay in advance:
50€ until November 30th (pay cash in Al Ras – November 11th/12th – and save bank commissions)
55€ until December 31st.
60€ until January 31st.
Centro Cívico La Sedeta
Organization: Al Ras
Collaboration: Centro Cívico La Sedeta
LIMITED PLACES: 15 STUDENTS PER CLASS
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Xavier Cardús, firstname.lastname@example.org
Josep Traver (Barcelona, 1968) obtained a master degree from the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya. Currently combines teaching at the Escola de Música Moderna de Badalona with pedagogical auditions, concerts and recording sessions. He has published articles in guitar magazines and has recently issued the book “La guitarra acústica bluegrass”.
He has played with Tom Corbett and The Wild Turkey Band, among others, and his main influences in bluegrass music are Clarence White, Doc Watson, Tony Rice and Russ Barenberg. He has performed in Jazz Festivals and theatres in Spain, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay and EEUU.Ha tocado y grabado el género bluegrass con The Wild Turkey Band y Tom Corbett. Sus referencias dentro de este estilo son Clarence White, Doc Watson, Tony Rice y Russ Barenberg. Ha realizado conciertos en España, Inglaterra, Francia, Suiza, Italia, Ecuador, Brasil, Turquia, Sudafrica, Japón, Uruguay y EEUU.
Joan Pau Cumellas
Joan Pau is one of the leading exponents in Spain of the diatonic harmonica which he loves to push to the limits exploring its possibilities in different musical context.
Whether he is playing bluegrass, blues or swing manuche he takes the instrument up to surprising level. His versatility, has also allowed him to play with a diverse range of artists on the rock-pop, country and jazz Spanish stage and his harmonica music can be heard in more than 50 cds.
Joan Pau plays at numerous festivals in Spain and is well known in the European countries for it's participation in Blues and Bluegrass events.
He does harmonica jingles recordings for advertising announcements and musical sessions for radio, television and cinema.
He also is harmonica teacher in Barcelona, does workshops in different festivals, and makes harmonica sessions for children at schools.
More than 15 years of playing and teaching the five-string banjo , member of several musical groups with which he has performed around Europe and USA. Autor of several books and contributor to magazines around the world, director of the Al Ras festival and the Barcelona Bluegrass Camp. It has been taught by Tony Trischka , Noam Pikelny , Pete Wernick , Jayme Stone, Jean Marie Redon , Ricky Araiza and Sedo Garcia among others.
Guitar virtuoso, specially on the “finger – picking” technique, used by the best acoustic guitar players.
A way of playing that fits very well on blues, jazz, country and bluegrass music. Miguel has accompanied such different national and international artists. He also works as soloist , composer and performer with own musical projects . He’s a member of the Barcelona Bluegrass Band.
Oriol Saña was born in Granollers and he studied in Berklee College of Music (Boston) with Darol Anger, Mimi Robson (Bachelor’s Degree), “Le Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood” (Paris) with the violinists Didier Lockwood and Johan Renard. Later he studied the “Títol Superior de Música en Jazz” (Bachelor’s Degree) from “l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya” (ESMUC), Master Degree in Didactics of music and Musicology and Ph Doctorate studies in Art History and Musicology at the “Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona” (UAB).
He teachies jazz and modern violin at “Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya- ESMUC” , Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and l'EMCA (Escola de Música centre de les Arts de l'Hospitalet del Llobregat). His musical career developed combining work in both the classical and popular music fields and he participated in numerous music festivals in USA, Singapore, Italy, Germany, England, Finland, Ireland, Greece, France, Estonian, Hungary and Spain.
(Photo: Mira Audiovisual)
Jesper Rübner-Petersen was born on the 8th of July 1969 in Aarhus, Denmark, where he grew up with bluegrass and acoustic music, to which he was exposed by his banjo-playing father. At the age of 12 Jesper began playing the guitar and very soon was playing in different oldtime and bluegrass bands, performing at gigs and festivals all over Europe. Besides playing bluegrass, Jesper decided to follow the jazz programme at the ``American Institute of Music`` in Vienna (Austria), which he completed in March 1993. In 1994, after years of intensive guitar playing, Jesper bought himself a mandolin so that he could try out a second instrument - a purchase that changed his life. In July 2000 Jesper moved to Southern Germany, where he also started a professional career as a guitar and mandolin teacher. At the same time, he started teaching at Beppe Gambetta's Summer Workshop and at the International Workshop Musique Acoustique in Belgium. Nowadays Jesper also got his own mandolin workshop in South Petherton (UK) and several other workshops in Germany. Also, Jesper’s book on Bluegrass improvisation (released by Mel Bay in spring 2010) has been a great success, with more then 5,000 copies sold.
Jesper is devoted to developing his own style and sound while playing everything from traditional and modern bluegrass to swing and jazz.
Henrich Novák lives in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Through the years he has played with many national and a several international bluegrass, country or acoustic music oriented bands, either as a regular member or on a semiregular basis - Zrnko, BG Album, Nuggett-Austria, Vabank Unit, Allan Mikusek Band, Electric Blues Band, Lilly of the West-Bulgary, Petr Brandejs Band, Fields and Thompson, Rough and Rocky Road, Bill Faster and Fragment. With this band, he toured the United States for 11 times and recorded 10 albums.
He also accompanied on their European tours the late Rose Maddox, Jack Tottle, The Chapmans, Johnny and Jeanette Williams, Chris Stuart and Backcountry.
He was awarded by John Dopyera Award (1991, 1994), Best Dobro Player at the European Bluegrass Band Championship in Vienna, Austria (1997), Slovak Bluegrass Music Association Dobro Player of the Year (1999, 2000).
In 2002 he became the first official Dobro instructor in the School of Music in Trnava. Besides private lessons, he organizes his own Resoland Workshops and teaches regularly at workshops and music camps all over the Europe (Musique Acoustique in Virton BE, Minieracoustica in Urbino IT, Adiaha’s Bluegrass Camp, GE to mention just few of them).
Henrich is recently a freelancer playing with anybody who seeks for top rated Dobro playing.
Trained as a classical guitar player, she has been working for years as a double bass player. She has backed up various northamerican artists in tours around our territory (Bill Keith, Tom Corbett, Tony Trischka, Henrich Novák, Chris Luquette among others…), she was part of the “Orquestra Cambra Canticela and the Big Band of the music school of Badalona, directed by Carlos Vecino. She combines these activities with teaching in music schools around Catalonia, and she is involved in musical projects like the the Barcelona Bluegrass Band, Les Violines, Grazztrio, Swing 42, to mention a few.