Master Class

Body Music

with Keith Terry

Master Classes & Group Instruction

Body Music

3-week series with Keith Terry
Wednesdays May 15, 22 & June 5, 7-8:30pm • Joe Henderson Lab
May 29th's class has been rescheduled for June 5th, same time and place. Thank you!

Non-Members: $35 per class; $105 full course
SFJAZZ Members: $25 per class; $75 full course

Body Music – also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming – is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, snap, sing and chant their musical ideas. Join Keith Terry in a three-part exploration of this amazing music played on the instrument we all share – the human body. Session one (5/15) surveys the field of traditional styles, from African-American hambone and Flamenco palmas to Sumatran saman and Ethiopian armpit music. Session two (5/22) introduces the basics of Keith's contemporary style of Body Music he's been developing over the past thirty-five years, based on his training as a jazz drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world rhythmic systems. Session three culminates the series with a performance by Keith Terry with special guests Evie Ladin & Cecilia Engelhart. No previous experience necessary.

*May 29th's class has been rescheduled for June 5th.