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Event Archive - Workshop - Trombone Performance with Ska/Rock/Reggae Bands: Unlinked Musician

Fri. July 8th 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 2:15pm Long & McQuade Music Education Centre (All Ages) 2:30pm - 3:30pm doors at 2:15pm
Free FREE (Admission by advance sign up at Long & McQuade)
Dave St. Jean is a force in the reggae and ska scene on Vancouver Island and the west coast of Canada. Born and raised in Nanaimo, B.C., Dave has played the trombone professionally for 12-years. Known for playing in Nanaimo’s The Kiltlifters he also performs full-time with Victoria "new roots" band Current Swell. Over the past three years, he has joined them on multiple tours and recorded on two of their albums.

St. Jean’s trombone resume is impressive playing headlining acts on the Victoria Ska Festival including Fishbone, Neville Staples of the Specials and Toronto-based dub-master/Juno Award winner Dubmatix. With his talent, experience, and on-stage confidence, Dave aims to be the"go-to bone player" in the reggae and ska scene for both recording and live performance with local and touring acts.

St. Jean’s workshop will cover general brass playing, performance and improvisation in ska/rock/reggae bands. He will also demonstrate and discuss stage etiquette as well as what to do when jumping up with other bands on stage.

Other topics will include how to get involved with other bands and branching out in the industry and first time jamming with new groups.
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