🎷 Eric Marienthal Saxophone Masterclass 🎷🎷 24th May 2024 🎷

Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, 152/154 King’s Rd, London SW3 4UT

🎷 Eric Marienthal Saxophone Masterclass 🎷🎷 24th May 2024 🎷

Pizza Express, The Pheasantry, 152/154 King’s Rd, London SW3 4UT

On 24th May 2024 AB Workshops is thrilled to host a saxophone masterclass with nine-time Grammy nominated and two-time Grammy award winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal.

After graduating high school in Southern California in 1976, Eric went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. There he studied with the legendary saxophone professor, Joe Viola. By the time he left Berklee, Eric had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school. In 1995, Eric was awarded the Berklee Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary music. He has since gone on to perform in over 75 different countries, recorded 14 solo CD’s and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows, and commercial jingles.

Eric is endorsed by Conn-Selmer, Vandoren, ArtistsWorks Online Saxophone Lessons and Retro Revival

Eric Marienthal Saxophone Masterclass

On 24th May 2024 AB Workshops is thrilled to host a saxophone masterclass with nine-time Grammy nomintaed and two-time Grammy award winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal.

After graduating high school in Southern California in 1976, Eric went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. There he studied with the legendary saxophone professor, Joe Viola.

Eric Marienthal Saxophone Masterclass

By the time he left Berklee, Eric had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school. In 1995, Eric was awarded the Berklee Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary music. He has since gone on to perform in over 75 different countries, recorded 14 solo CD’s and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows, and commercial jingles.

Eric is endorsed by Conn-Selmer, Vandoren, ArtistsWorks Online Saxophone Lessons and Retro Revival

More About Eric

Eric started his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. After returning to Los Angeles Eric became a member of the famed Chick Corea Elektric Band. He recorded 6 CD’s with the band and won 2 Grammy Awards. Eric went on to join the Jeff Lorber Fusion. Among the CD’s Eric recorded with Jeff, 2 were nominated for Grammy Awards. Jeff Lorber was instrumental is producing many of Eric’s CD’s. Other artists Eric has performed with include Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, David Lee Roth, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, Ramsey Louis, Patti Labelle, Olivia Newton-John, and many others.

Among Eric’s 15 solo CDs, his latest is a collaboration with legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker entitled “Double Dealin” on Shanachie Records.This CD was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”. Eight of the songs that Eric has recorded have made it to the top 10 of the National Contemporary Jazz Radio Charts and three have made it to #1. Eric was voted as being one of the year’s “Favorite Alto Sax Players” in Jazziz Magazine’s Reader’s Poll along with David Sanborn and Phil Woods.Since 2015 Eric has maintained an online saxophone school with ArtistWorks, www.artistworks.com/eric. In Eric’s school there are over 200 video lessons, tracks, songs, exercises and more for every level of player from beginners to advanced players. Students can also take advantage of the Video Exchanges where they can submit a video of whatever they are working on and Eric posts a video response for the students to see.

Eric has also written 3 instructional books, “Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises”, The Ultimate Jazz Play Along” and “The Music Of Eric Marienthal” as well as 3instructional videos, “Play Sax From Day One”, “Modern Sax” and “Tricks Of The Trade”, all published by Warner Bros. Publications which is now Alfred Publishing/Belwin Jazz.

For the past 23 years Eric has put on an annual fundraising concert for High Hopes. High Hopes is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California that works with people who have suffered traumatic head injuries. With the help of many guest artists who have donated their time to perform, these concerts to date have raised well over $2,000,000 for this charity.

Eric will be covering the following subjects in the masterclass:
Eric Marienthal and Chick Corea
  • How to get your best sound

  • Developing your technique

  • Ideas for improvisation

  • How to create the perfect practice routine

  • Q & A session

Eric Marienthal Live
Specifics About The Masterclass
  • Based at Pizza Express – The Pheasantry in the heart of London, with excellent facilities
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Saxophone, but open all musicians
  • Masterclass runs from 1pm – 3pm
  • Price: £50
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Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this masterclass for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at hello@abworkshops.com or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

Eric will also be performing at Pizza Express Soho for Smooth Jazz Events UK between 23rd – 25th May.

Participant requirements:

As this is a masterclass, personal playing is not involved. Therefore any level of musician is welcomed. Eric’s world class playing and wealth of knowledge is a must for anyone in music wishing to learn more.
As this is a masterclass, personal playing is not involved. Therefore any level of musician is welcomed. Eric’s world class playing and wealth of knowledge is a must for anyone in music wishing to learn more.
Notebooks and pens!
The price for this amazing masterclass is only £50.
Yes, food and drink can be purchased as this is Pizza Express!
Times for the masterclass are 1pm – 3pm.
Participants of all ages are welcome. Please note: Participants under 18 will need to provide parent/ guardian contact details.

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