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Preparing for Your Concert (DVD)

by JoAnne Brackeen
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Bring more freedom and creativity to every performance with the help of renowned pianist and Berklee professor Joanne Brackeen. One of the most respected figures in jazz, Brackeen has played all over the world … as soloist, bandleader, and side person for legends like Art Blakey, Joe Henderson and Stan Getz. In this Master Class, she takes you through the routines that have helped her get ready for decades worth of high-profile shows, and demonstrates exercises to get you physically and mentally primed. No matter what instrument you play, Brackeen will show you how to get loose, focused and ready for anything. So you can hit the stage with more confidence and energy.

About JoAnne Brackeen

Berklee professor JoAnne Brackeen is widely considered one of the most inventive, accomplished pianists and composers in modern jazz. She has released more than 25 critically acclaimed albums, and performed throughout the world as a solo artist and bandleader. Her brilliant piano work has accompanied legendary artists like Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, and Pharoah Sanders. Brackeen has played everything from standards to free jazz to modal music, and written more 100 compositions noted for their complexity and originality. Several decades into a sparkling career, she is without question one of the leading figures in the world of jazz.

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