Groove Essentials: The Classic Funk of James Brown




1 hour long session

About the Course

The first in a series of Groove Essentials. This hands on workshop will get musicians performing the music of James Brown and digging into the groove of classic funk. Designed for students ages 12 through adult. All musicians be comfortable on their instruments and have at least 3 years of experience. Open to all instrumentalists.

Sunday March 27 from 1-2pm

at Bridge Arts and Education in Kingston, NY.

No registration fee.

Your Instructor

Nikhil Yerawadekar

Nikhil Yerawadekaris a multi-instrumentalist from Queens, NY who has been teaching music since 2007. He graduated from NYU with a BS in Music Education with a focus on classical guitar, and since then has worked extensively as a guitarist, bassist, bandleader, keyboard player and producer, while teaching in a variety of classroom and one-on-one settings. He has performed all over the world, specializing in grooves and musicalstyles from the African diaspora including Afrobeat, reggae and cumbia, as well as funk and R&B styles. Over the years he has performed with(among others)AngéliqueKidjo, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Judy Collins, Esperanza Spalding and the great drummer Tony Allen, who is responsible for creating the Afrobeat drum style. Nikhil takes a holistic approach to teaching, aiming to empower students towards their goals, while giving them broader musical context and broadening their creative horizons.

Nikhil Yerawadekar