Christmas time is here!
Pianist Jody Nardone has been presenting and performing the music of Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas to Nashville audiences each Christmas for many years and last year, released an album of his trio’s interpretations of Vince’s beloved music. Now Jody presents a deep dive into the life, compositions and piano stylings of Vince Guaraldi for a three week course which will include info and stories from Vince’s official biographer Derrick Bang’s recent biography, Vince Guaraldi At The Piano, a listening list of essential recordings, a study of Vince’s solo transcriptions and an analysis of his unique but indelible compositional style. Some elements of the class will involve piano-centric discussion but all instrumentalists, vocalists, improvisers and composers are welcome.
Instructor: Jody Nardone
The following pieces and recordings will be included in the discussion:
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Linus & Lucy
Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas Is Coming
The Great Pumpkin Waltz
PDFs of complete solo transcriptions and a list of YouTube links to recordings will be provided.
Source: Nashville Jazz Workshop