Lenny White Master Class

20May04:00 pm06:00 pmLenny White Master ClassMasterclass

Lenny White with snare drum

Event details

Lenny White Master Class is one of the founding fathers of drums, Jazz-Rock- Fusion. Versatile musician, in addition to being a drum legend, he is also an author, excellent composer (he is finishing up composing an entire opera) and artistic producer. He gains worldwide fame and success with a large audience thanks to Return to Forever, the historic band that sees him in the mid-70s with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, but already a teenager, left-handed and self-taught drummer, is hired by personalities of Jazz who will mark his professional and artistic growth in a decisive way.

In 1967 Jackie McLean hires him as a young boy to play in his band and within a couple of years Lenny participates in the album that will mark an epochal turning point in jazz history "Bitches Brew" with Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay" engraved. both in 1970. His versatility leads him to play in countless situations and attracts the attention of many musicians around the world. In his long career he collaborates with Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana, Wallace Roney, Wayne Shorter, the co-founder friends of RTF Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola , Buster Williams, LL cool J., Daddy Kane, just to name a few. Leader of several projects, he recorded countless records in his name.
Sempre alla ricerca di nuovi stimoli e sfide nel 1982 è l’ideatore dell’album straight-ahead Jazz “Griffith Park”(con Corea, Clarke, Henderson, Hubbard) e creatore del progetto che consacra Chaka Khan nel Jazz e che vale la nomination ai Grammy “Echoes of an era”. Scopritore di talenti ingaggia per primo Marcus Miller per il suo disco“Streamline”nel 1978 e per il gruppo Jamaica Boys. Scopre Rachelle Ferrel che produrrà come Chaka Khan, Diane Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Marlena Shaw. Compone colonne sonore e lavora in produzioni di ogni tipo definendo il suo genere una miscela di Jazz, Rock e Urban pop. Con l’inizio del nuovo millennio arriva il successo del tour CBW (Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, and Lenny White) , segue la reunion dei Return to Forever che nel 2008 riscuote un successo mondiale e subito dopo riparte in tour con Corea e Clarke nel CCW World Tour Trio del 2009. Nel 2010 esce il suo 13° album “Anomaly”.
In 2010 he co-produced "The Stanley Clarke Band" and the live album "Forever" which documents the Korea-Clarke-White tour. In 2011 he starts again with "Return2Forever IV" on a world tour. Since 2012 he has been collaborating with Letizia Gambi, an Italian vocalist whom he discovered and of which he produced two albums, one of which has just been released. He has won 5 Grammy Awards.
Lenny White Master Class, da non perdere.

Time

(Friday) 16:00 - 18:00

Place

Rome

via Cimarra, 19/b