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Larry Carlton - Master Class

Sat, Apr 29, 2017




All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
$85.95 Includes a $6.00 Service fee

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.


Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for this show.


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes four-time Grammy winning guitarist Larry Carlton for his Master Class Saturday April 29th, here at Jazz Alley! Class will last 60 – 90 minutes can caps at 100 attendees. Class time is Saturday at 1:00pm. Doors open at 12:30pm.

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Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton possesses an extraordinary capacity to communicate both the freedom and technical aspects of playing the blues and Jazz. Merging art and science, Larry shares with his audience the philosophical, mechanical, and musical approach to a genre rich in expression and improvisation.

Throughout his master class, Larry focuses on his love of blues and jazz, and helps his audience to explore the different approaches comping and soloing over choruses, as well as how to support a solo musically and develop personal solos. His goal during his courses are to help players better understand improvisation, rhythm playing, and soloing skills to help each musician find his or her voice.

Larry’s classes offer the absolute most in diverse opportunities for students to not only interact and understand a top professional and his techniques, experiences and history, but to gain personal knowledge about the world of music through this living legend’s eyes. His main objective is to share his knowledge and experience with students throughout our nation and world.

Larry also brings with him his extensive collection of recordings, spanning over 30 albums. With over 3,000 sessions, 200 hit records and 100 gold albums to his credit, Carlton has his fingerprints indelibly imprinted on virtually every genre of music. He uses his recordings as a tool to communicate different techniques, as well as to give his audience greater insight to each song and its history.

In an attempt to better connect with his audience, Larry keeps the session open with opportunities to ask questions and communicate candidly.

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