ATTICA - Jazz musicians at Seneca East High School are to attend a free jazz clinic led by the band, Padula Oblongata, 2:30-4 p.m. April 15 at Attica United Methodist Church.
Titled "Getting Started Playing Jazz," the clinic is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge about the musical characteristics of jazz, the building blocks of jazz improvisation and how to practice jazz. Students interested in participating during the clinic should bring their instruments.
Clinic facilitators include Ted Buehrer and Ross Feller, members of Padula Oblongata and music department faculty members at Kenyon College. Padula Oblongata is a jazz combo consisting of trumpet (Buehrer), saxophone (Feller), Hammond B-3 organ (Michael Padula), drums (Skip Trask) and percussion (Ed Schiebel).
The musicians are to demonstrate the concepts and techniques discussed during the clinic. Following the clinic, an Italian dinner (by donation) will be served to the public at 4:30 p.m. Padula Oblongata will give a free performance at 6 p.m.
Non-perishable food items will be collected to help replenish the Attica Community Food Pantry.