Join Ronnie Shellist and Jason Ricci for the next Global Blues Harmonica Summit on January 4th 2019 11-2:30pm Central Time. The focus of this webinar will be blues harmonica “improvising strategies”. Jason Ricci is one of the most prolific harmonica players living today with his unique approach and ferocity. Just a few of his accolades:
- Jason was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s Grammy award winning CD ‘Step Back’ (2014)
- Has received multiple Blues Music Award Nominations 2009 – 2016, and won a Blues Music Award in 2010.
- Featured performer at the Rock & Roll hall of fame with Zac Brown & Tom Morello for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band induction in 2015
- Jason has worked and/or recorded with Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Nick Curran, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Cedric Burnside, Joe Louis Walker, Peter Karp, Sue Foley, and many others.
Jason will be discussing both the power of root notes and harmony as they relate to one another in the context of 12 bar blues improvisation. He will also be sharing a bit of his style to this approach along the way. Ronnie will discuss the power of long notes, tonal based approaches and micro-bending as they relate to improvisation. This summit will make for a nice mix of ideas and approaches to consider when working on improvisation. As always, we will leave time for a Q&A session at the end of the day and the entire event is recorded so even if you do not make it live you will be able to both watch and download the recorded session when it ends.