BARCELONA BLUEGRASS CAMP
FEBRUARY 22ND & 23RD, 2019
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!
Attention! Discounts if you pay in advance:
60€ until November 30th
65€ until December 31st
70€ until January 31st
75€ until February 22nd
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.
An uncommon musician, banjoist, and composer, Jake Schepps creates music for the traditional American string band that is anything but traditional. In 2015, Jake launched Round Window Radio, an innovative online music subscription series covering territory from bluegrass to Brazilian choro, jazz, classical and more - each revealed through the prism of the 5-string banjo. New releases each month offer inventive, exciting, and rich new music with a wide spectrum of accomplished collaborators. As a bandleader with the Jake Schepps Quintet, the Expedition Quartet, and now Round Window, he performs around the world, and has been featured at NPR’s Tiny Desk, Colorado Public Radio, eTown, and WNYC.
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)
During this course Jesper Rübner-Petersen will introduce participants to playing bluegrass mandolin. Musical examples will be drawn from standard tunes of various levels of difficulty, giving players a broad overview of what Bluegrass is all about. Both solo playing as well as accompaniment will be explored during the course, allowing participants to learn new techniques and develop and refine their existing playing skills. The workshop will be open to all levels of players (playing the mandolin or an other stringed instrument for at least two years). The lessons will be taught in easy understandable English. All tunes will be written out in tablature/standard notation. The students will get a recorded CD, including all of the learned tunes played in a slow speed.
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.
Sharon Lombardi & Jean Marie Redon
The purpose of the workshop is to teach you harmony singing by ear, how to find your harmony simply and intuitively, without going into musical theory. As we best learn by doing, during the workshop, you will learn how to harmonize songs and practice this skill on various tunes.
Jean-Marie Redon and Sharon Lombardi have sung harmony vocals with different bands and now perform as a duet.
Jean-Marie Redon is internationally known as a banjo player. He is mentioned in the American reference book, MASTERS OF THE FIVE-STRING BANJO, and he won two awards for his career as a bluegrass banjo player: a U.S S.P.G.M.A award (1998) and a European award from the E.B.M.A. (2015).
Sharon Lombardi has played bass and sung harmony vocals in different bluegrass, country and blues bands, such as The Mox Gowland Quartet and Blue Railroad Train.
Jean-Marie and Sharon have collaborated in various musical projects. Together they produced a banjo instructional video. They translated two banjo instruction books: Banjo for Dummies, and Jean-Marie Redon and Bill Keith’s Bluegrass Banjo method for Mel Bay Publications.
Mitch Depew is one of the youth referrals when it comes to Old Time fiddle. True to the origins of the genre and always in search for the roots, he keeps the tradition of Old Time fiddle.
David Prat begins to play the banjo in 1994 , in a first moment Scruggs Style, at a later date when he found out about Old time music he started to learn Clawhammer.
During these first years also begins his adventure as a luthier of Banjos and Appalachian Dulcimer .
To know more deeply the style he has traveled in several occasions to the United States. In 2009 David spends 3 month in Kentucky learning and studying the Old time Tradition, history ...
During these years he has shared the path with musicians like, John Balch, Mitch Depew, Joe Herrmann, David McLaughlin, Lena Uría, Adam Hurt ...
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.