Free clinics are scheduled with our guest artists at St. Petersburg College. Students and the community are welcome.
Mario Pavone Clinic
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM in HS 109 at St. Petersburg College
"Bassist/composer/bandleader Mario Pavone has a stellar reputation among fans of avant-garde jazz, particularly given his years as bassist for the Thomas Chapin Trio. But Pavone's agreeable music should hold appeal for listeners of both inside and outside persuasions, from those enamored of hard bop and post bop through to those favoring more open-ended styles of jazz exploration."
—Dave Lynch, All Music Guide
Mario Pavone discusses his rich career in jazz as a bassist, band leader and composer. Admission is free and the clinic is open to the public.
Adolfo Mendonca Brazilian Piano Clinic
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
2 - 3 PM in HS 117 at St. Petersburg College
Sao Paulo jazz pianist Adolfo Mendonca gives an overview of Brazilian music in performance at St. Petersburg College. Admission is free and the clinic is open to the public.
Rafael Pereira Brazilian Percussion Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
2:30 - 4 PM in HS 109 at St. Petersburg College
Rafael’s performing resume includes the Grammys, SNL, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall with artists such as Janelle Monae, Prince, India Arie, Bruno Mars, B.O.B, Incognito, Donnie, Julie Dexter, Zee Avi, Russel Gunn and many more.
Rafael demonstrates the various rhythms and instruments in Brazilian music and will work with participants in batucada, where everyone plays percussion instruments. Admission is free and the clinic is open to the public.
Jose Valentino Ruiz
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 PM in HS 109
University of Florida faculty member and Latin Grammy nominee Jose Valentino Ruiz, gives a clinic on networking and branding in the music business.
Admission is free and the clinic is open to the public.
Leon Foster Thomas Quartet
Friday, February 28
4 - 5 PM at the Royal Theater in Midtown
“He is one of the most dynamic talents out of the Caribbean. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Leon “Foster” Thomas has already left an indelible mark in the music arena as a performer, recording artist and songwriter.” -When Steel Talks
Leon Foster Thomas and his quartet perform and discuss jazz and steel pan performance. This clinic is only available to Boys & Girls Club students at the Royal Theater.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Nestor Torres Workshop - free and open to the public
Friday, March 1, 2019
2 PM in HS 117 at St. Petersburg College
Martin Bejerano Workshop - free and open to the public
Monday, March 4
10 AM in HS 117 at St. Petersburg College
EMIT presents a session with Gustavo Matamoros
Thursday, August 23, 2019 at 12:30 PM
St. Petersburg College (HS 116 on the Gibbs campus)
EMIT is pleased to present a free session by renowned composer/sound artist Gustavo Matamoros on Thursday, August 23 from 12:30 - 1:30 at St. Petersburg College in HS 116. Gustavo will talk about his work and approaches to sound installations and performance art.
Gustavo Matamoros was born in Venezuela where he became interested in experimentation with short wave radios, tape recorders and listened to the progressive rock music of Egg and Gentle Giant. He directs the Subtropics New Music Festival in Miami.
FREE Session with Diego Figueiredo & Chiara Izzi
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM
HS 117 at St. Petersburg College
~FREE and OPEN TO ALL~
MIRA at St. Petersburg College and EMIT, Inc welcome two international touring musicians for a free music workshop open to all students and the public.
Italian singer, Chiara Izzi and Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo will perform together and talk about their experiences as traveling and recording artists playing many styles under the Jazz umbrella. Both Chiara and Diego recently performed at the Sarasota Jazz Festival and will be joined by SPC Professors Alejandro Arenas (bass) & Mark Feinman (drums) in this interactive workshop. St. Petersburg College is located at 6605 Fifth Ave. North in St. Petersburg.