Master Class with Peter Erskine
Peter Erskine, an icon of world jazz who has written pages of musical history, will be at Saint Louis to meet students during a 3-hour Master Class next Saturday 12 May.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
h 03:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Saint Louis via urbana, 49/a
Credits for academic courses: 1/2 CFA
Perter Erskine Bio
Born in New Jersey, he began playing drums at the age of four; at eighteen he already began his professional career with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, but it was with Weather Report that the discovery of a legend really began: together with Jaco Pastorius and Joe Zawinul he became a fundamental member in the golden age of the "Fusion Band" par excellence, recording five records, including the famous live "8.30", awarded with a Grammy Awards.
Together with Michael Brecker, Eddy Gomez and Mike Manieri he is part of another historic group: Steps Ahead. His collaborations follow one another over the years nourished by as many fundamental names of the music scene: Steely Dan, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny, Pino Daniele and an endless series of Big Bands.
In addition to the study sessions and live projects experiences, his teaching career is of fundamental importance: teacher at the University Of Southern California, jazz consultant for drums at the Royal Academy Of Music in London, not to mention the numerous seminars around the world.