Colin Stranahan (Drums)

Colin Stranahan (Drums)


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Artist: Colin Stranahan
Length: 38:28
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Description: In this jazz drum masterclass, drummer Colin Stranahan gives you some important tips and tricks to help improve your drumming. Colin discusses and demonstrates soloing concepts, attaining balance and dynamic freedom, getting a great sound, playing the ride cymbal, using brushes and more. If you're looking to get some great info from a world-class drummer, this drum masterclass is for you.

Topics Covered: Drums, Jazz, Soloing, Motivic Development, Touch, Sound, Dynamics, Balance, Exercises, Swing, Cascara, Playing the Ride Cymbal, Consistency in Time and Tempo, Groove Playing, Using Brushes, etc.

Colin Stranahan

Born In Denver Colorado, Colin Stranahan has always been surrounded by music. By his teenage years he was already actively working on the local Denver scene, and has recorded multiple records on the Capri Record label. After receiving the prestigious National Foundation Advancement of the Arts Presidential Scholar award in 2005, he studied at the University of the Pacific for one year as a Brubeck Institute Fellow. Shortly thereafter, he attended the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stranahan was also one of the winners of the 2012 Thelonious Monk Drum Competition. Now living in Brooklyn, New York, Colin is among the most sought-after drummers in the world working with such artist as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, Dr. Lonnie Smith,Fred Hersch, Terence Blanchard, Dave Kikoski, Kevin Hays, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and many others. He is part of a collective trio featuring some of the most talented and praised young musicians in New York City. Together, the Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato trio has recorded and released two successful albums and are releasing a third that was recorded live at Smalls, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Colin Stranahan currently holds adjunct teaching positions at Aarhus Royal Academy of Music, and London’s Royal Academy of Music, where he teaches both private lessons, and ensemble teaching.

He also teaches at a few summer Jazz programs including The Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, The Fara Sabina Summer Jazz School and Festival in Fara Sabina, Italy. Colin also gives drum master classes at Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, International Jazz Conference in Thailand, and the Singapore Esplanade Jazz Festival.


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