Victor Wainwright has accepted a prestigious invitation to instruct at the 6th annual Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop Series as the lead instructor for the Piano Masterclass.
Visit http://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/masterclass15.html for more information and to sign up while space lasts!
"The Pinetop Perkins Foundation announces it's sixth Blues Masterclass workshops for young and young-at-heart adult musicians. The classes will be held at the Shack Up Inn and Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where the youthful spirit of Pinetop (1913-2011) smiles on us.
The event takes place from June 17-19, 2015 with a kick-off meet and greet BBQ reception on Tuesday evening June 16th. The workshops offer piano, guitar and harmonica workshops. The masterclass workshops are led this year by internationally renowned, award-winning blues artists:
The harmonica workshops will be led by Gary Allegretto; Bob Margolin comes back as our musical director. This year we are excited to announce that Victor Wainwright joins us as piano workshop leader and Jonn Del Toro Richardson will lead the guitar workshop."
Workshops are open to the young and the young at heart including adults!
“For the past three years straight I have been nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year award by the Blues Music Foundation. For the last two years, I’ve won. I will gladly and eagerly share with you all of what I know regarding the deeper aspects of how to really play blues piano, especially understanding “the intent” behind the notes you play. Soloing and accompanying blues piano will become much easier when you understand how to approach the bigger picture, and how the piano fits you and/or a band. I’ll share with you rifts and licks, and most importantly, I will help you dig deeper in understanding what’s “behind the notes.”
Pinetop Perkins was one of the last great Mississippi bluesman. He began playing blues around 1927 and is widely regarded as one of the best blues pianists.
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is a tax exempt non-profit organization. It's mission is to provide encouragement and support for youth and young people at the beginning of their musical career; and help provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their career.