Online Classes

ONLINE FALL 2021 COURSE SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS:

ONLINE CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 20!
Please Note:
We were all hoping for (and planning on) being able to hold in-person classes once again this fall. Unfortunately, due to the surge of the Delta variant we no longer feel this is prudent. Classes are necessarily crowded in an indoor space— an environment that particularly ripe for infection (even amongst the vaccinated). For the safety of all, we regrettably decided to once again offer opportunities to an online forum in the interest of keeping students and teachers safe! Thank you for your loyalty and patience.


TEQUILA TRIADS CLASS

Taught by César Bauvallet
Mondays, September 20-November 8 (8 weeks, 7:30-9pm Via Zoom)
$100/$90 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 7 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum

In this class, participants will learn about the elements that make up Latin music, including chord progressions, improvisation, Latin rhythms, Blues, 2-5-1 and rhythm change forms, rhythmic exercises, improvisation lines (riffs) and more. Throughout the session, participants will break out into virtual ‘practice rooms’ to learn the material presented in the class, which they may be called upon to share with the group. César will also make regular visits into the ‘practice rooms’ to see how things are going!

Originally from Cuba, César Bauvallet has been a music educator and professional performer for more than 30 years as well as a renowned trombonist, percussionist (congas, bongos, timbales, batá drums, as well as drumset and hand percussion), singer, composer, arranger and bandleader. He is most widely known here in New Mexico as the leader of the popular 9-piece Salsa band, Son Como Son.

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MOJITO NIGHTS CLASS

Taught by César Bauvallet
Tuesdays, September 20-November 8 (8 weeks, 6-7:30pm Via Zoom)
$100/$90 Members. Free for Youth 18 & Under
Class Limited to 7 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum

In this class, participants will learn about the elements that make up Latin music, including chord progressions, improvisation, Latin rhythms, Blues, 2-5-1 and rhythm change forms, rhythmic exercises, improvisation lines (riffs) and more. Throughout the session, participants will break out into virtual ‘practice rooms’ to learn the material presented in the class, which they may be called upon to share with the group. César will also make regular visits into the ‘practice rooms’ to see how things are going!

Originally from Cuba, César Bauvallet has been a music educator and professional performer for more than 30 years as well as a renowned trombonist, percussionist (congas, bongos, timbales, batá drums, as well as drumset and hand percussion), singer, composer, arranger and bandleader. He is most widely known here in New Mexico as the leader of the popular 9-piece Salsa band, Son Como Son.

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PERSONAL EXPRESSIONS

An online master class with Jim Ahrend
Mondays, Sept 20 – Nov. 8 (8 weeks, 6-7:30 via zoom)
$100/$90 Outpost Members
Class limited to 11 participants.

When you sing or play your instrument, are you able to say what you want?  Or is there more you’d like to say but are not sure how to get there?  Are you new to improvisation?  In this class, we will explore those pathways together in a fun, safe, supportive group setting online.  Participants have the opportunity to perform for each other with play-along tracks (will be provided as needed) in a master-class workshop setting.  All instruments, voices, and experience levels are welcome.

An alumnus of New England Conservatory, Jim Ahrend moved to Albuquerque from New York in 2008 where he quickly established himself as one of the busiest and most respected pianists in New Mexico, playing alongside local legends Bobby Shew, Doug Lawrence, Tony Lujan, and many others. A frequent performer at the Outpost, he has been a terrific recent addition to the Outpost education team.

 


THE OUTPOST CAN DO BAND Adult Class (Less Advanced LeveI)

Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa
Wednesdays, September 22-November 10 (8 weeks, 6-6:45pm via Zoom)
$40/$30 Members.
Class Limited to 10 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum.

It’s the Can Do Band because no matter how difficult the charts are that instructor Kanoa Kaluhiwa throws at his students, he knows they can always play them (they CAN DO)! So, in this class, participants will learn 3 to 5 tunes by ear (mostly jazz but not limited to jazz), with a focus on learning the melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as an opportunity to try out short portions of solos. Participants will do some reading of charts written by Kanoa or excerpts of solos, as well as other play-along books. They will discuss each of the main elements that make up a jazz (or other) composition: melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as listen to the original recordings of the tunes.

One of New Mexico’s most sought-after saxophonists, tenor saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa started playing professionally while in High School and received two scholarships to the Eastman School of Music summer Sessions in New York. He studied for two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and performed and toured as a member of Ottmar Liebert’s band for several years.

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THE OUTPOST LATE NIGHT BAND Adult Class (More Advanced LeveI)

Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa
Wednesdays, September 22-November 10 (8 weeks, 6:45-7:30pm)
$40/$30 Members.
Class Limited to 10 Participants. 5 Participants Minimum

It’s not as late as Late Night with Letterman, but this Late Night Band has some fun swingin’ with a bunch of great tunes! In this class, participants will learn 3 to 5 tunes by ear (mostly jazz but not limited to jazz and possibly more difficult tunes than the 6pm class) with a focus on learning the melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as an opportunity to try out short portions of solos. Participants will do some reading of charts written by Kanoa or excerpts of solos, as well as other play-along books. They will discuss each of the main elements that make up a jazz (or other) composition: melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as listen to the original recordings of the tunes.

One of New Mexico’s most sought-after saxophonists, tenor saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa started playing professionally while in High School and received two scholarships to the Eastman School of Music summer Sessions in New York. He studied for two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and performed and toured as a member of Ottmar Liebert’s band for several years.

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ADVANCED YOUTH CLASS

Taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa
Wednesdays, September 22-November 10 (8 weeks, 4:30-5:30pm)
Free for Youth 18 & Under

Just as in the adult jazz classes taught by Kanoa Kaluhiwa, participants in the advanced youth class will learn 3 to 5 tunes by ear (mostly jazz but not limited to jazz) with a focus on learning the melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as an opportunity to try out short portions of solos. Participants will do some reading of charts written by Kanoa or excerpts of solos, as well as other play-along books. They will discuss each of the main elements that make up a jazz (or other) composition: melody, harmony and rhythm, as well as listen to the original recordings of the tunes.

One of New Mexico’s most sought-after saxophonists, tenor saxophonist Kanoa Kaluhiwa started playing professionally while in High School and received two scholarships to the Eastman School of Music summer Sessions in New York. He studied for two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and performed and toured as a member of Ottmar Liebert’s band for several years.

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PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS WITH DIMIAN DISANTI

Thursdays, Sept 30 – Nov 18 (8 weeks, 1/2 hr. time slots between 6 and 8 pm)
Limited to 4 students to maximize the quality of the experience.
Cost is $160/$150 Outpost members

Venerable Guitarist Dimian DiSanti offers one-on-one guitar classes this fall covering all aspects of making music on the guitar! The classes, DiSanti describes, “will be structured to meet you where you are on your musical journey and help you get to wherever you want to go! Exploring the interconnectivity of rhythm, harmony and melody in musical structure, the class will also look at the nuts and bolts of understanding the guitar fretboard, with a musical stew using a pinch of music theory, a dash of scale knowledge and a healthy dose of hands-on playing and technique building.”  Get some valuable one-on-one attention as you learn some new skills, spruce up your current chops and get playing that guitar of yours!

Guitarist Dimian (Dimi) DiSanti has been a fixture on the New Mexico music scene for over 40 years. His unique blend of Blues, Jazz and World Beat styles has made him one of the most sought-after guitarists in the region. He released his latest recording, My Big Back Yard, in the fall 2020.

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MORE EDUCATION AND ONLINE ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED SOON. STAY TUNED


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Meanwhile, Check out this video below featuring our Tuesday Night Potpourri Class
(Outpost Education Winter Session 2021)

One of several classes offered during Outpost’s Jazz Education Winter 2021 session, the Tuesday Night Potpourri class, taught by Outpost instructor, pianist Jim Ahrend, met on Zoom for 8 weeks. Their final project – this Zoom video – as Jim describes, was “our attempt at ‘ensemble’ playing in spite of our panedemic-related separation.” The two songs featured are “Up Jumped Spring” and “What the World Needs Now (is Love Sweet Love)” – both arranged by Ahrend. The focus of the class was “a potpourri of activities” including ear training exercises, masterclass performances, and one “class piece” that could be made into a “virtual ensemble” class video.

Check out the latest music video from Outpost’s Jazz Meets TikTok For Youth! Renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence’s is featured on this cover of “Peace of Mind,” a song originally by Boston. Featuring Doug & Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion with Sophie, Lukas & Matthaeus Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick, and volunteer and membership coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. The final project is coming soon as well!

Check out the first collaborative music video to come out of Outpost’s new online class: Jazz (and more) Meets TikTok For Youth! This course uses the social media platform TikTok to re-mix and re-record versions of renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence’s music as well as music the students choose. “El Shakey” originally features Doug Lawrence on tenor sax, Peter Bernstein on guitar, Adam Scone playing organ, John Webber playing bass, Willie Jones lll on drums, and Eddie Bobe’ on congas. Our version features Doug & Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion with Sophie, Lukas & Matthaeus Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick, and volunteer and membership coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. We’ll let you know when we drop our next release! The next song challenge is up to the students, so they are making sure it is really challenging for Doug! Stay tuned for more!

 

It’s the final music video from Outpost’s first ever Jazz Meets TikTok For Youth, offered this summer! Check out our version of “Oye Como Va,” written by Tito Puente and popularized by Santana. It features renowned saxophonist Doug Lawrence and his daughter, swim champion, Lyla Lawrence; the group Clodion, which includes Sophie, Matthaeus, and Lukas Strassner; Fernando, Sebastian, and Jackie Zamora; Outpost director, Tom Guralnick on saxophone, and Outpost Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, Jalila Arthur Brewer. It also features beautiful New Mexico skies, Lyla’s first improvised solo, and introduces, for her music video debut, Claire Strassner! *Please see Lukas for Clodion information on Merchandise.

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