Music students and their parents, musicians, friends of ACME and those interested in the origins of rhythm in contemporary music:
PLEASE JOIN George Marsh, Jennifer Wilsey, Emily Marsh and Steve Moriarty in a rare in-store event! The clinic will include improvisation, polyrhythms, opportunities for audience participation, with forum to follow. We are honored to welcome such an unusually talented family of musicians.
March 14, 2015 2:00 PM-4:00pm
Hosted by ACME HOUSE of MUSIC, 4444 Piedmont Ave, Oakland and Drums a Go-Go.
Jennifer Wilsey, percussionist, improviser, composer, and educator—currently performs with several improvising ensembles including The Bloom, Timeless Pulse, Gestaltish, and Luna Ensemble. Jennifer also teaches percussion and directs the Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble at Sonoma State University. At Mills College she teaches Advanced Musicianship while serving as the Musicianship Program Supervisor. She offers workshops in Improvisation, Music Games, and Deep Listening®, and maintains a private studio in Santa Rosa and Oakland, California.
George Marsh, (married to Jennifer) is a San Francisco based jazz drummer, composer, and educator, currently with the David Grisman Sextet. His recordings include those with John Abercrombie, Terry Riley, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Pauline Oliveros, Denny Zeitlin, Maria Muldaur, and many others. George has taught drumming and rhythm theory at the University of California at Santa Cruz and at Sonoma State University since 1982. He maintains a private studio in Santa Rosa, California.
Emily Marsh, (daughter of George) has toured and recorded with bands Faster Tiger, Vervein, Black Cat Orchestra, Mirah, Cyril Barrett and many more. She currently performs with The Ukemamas and Beshka & The Bolsheviks. Emily is also Director of school-based Clinical Mental Health Interventions for a local non-profit agency.
Steve Moriarty, (husband of Emily) teaches drums at ACME. Steve have played in bands since age 11. He co-founded Seattle band The GITS; has recorded and toured worldwide with Joan Jett, The Pinkos, Irish folk band Saint Bushmills Choir, Golpes Bajos, Toucans Steel Band, and Improvisational sect, HMS Spleen.
What the heck will FOUR family drummers do?
You must see for yourself! Join us, Saturday March 14.