Friday 19 February 2016

Gerard Presencer - Modern Approach to Trumpet workshops

 Trumpet players should set aside some time in their diary in May, as renowned trumpeter and educator Gerard Presencer visits conservatoires across the UK to demonstrate his new book, Modern Approach to Trumpet.

Gerard, who currently lives in Copenhagen, will return to the UK with support from Warwick Music Publishers and Geneva Trumpets to give workshops in Manchester, London and Birmingham as well as working with NYJO.

A Modern Approach to Playing the Trumpet" by Gerard Presencer is just what is sorely needed in the Trumpet/Jazz Pedagogy world. This is a book which combines modern studies for traditional trumpet technique, with the added bonus of explaining the studies via the route of a jazz conception with regards to articulation, forward motion and swing. This makes this book unique in every way, and should be required study for every trumpet player who wants to compete in the complex world of today's music. Bravo Gerard! - Randy Brecker

Edition Records recently released Gerard's latest album, Groove Travels, with the Danish Radio Big Band and workshop participants will be able to get their hands on a copy of that, too.

May 3rd- Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
May 4th- Birmingham Conservatoire of Music
May 5th- Royal Academy of Music, London
May 6th- Trinity College of Music, London
May 7th- National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

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