Free workshops are scheduled with our guest artists.
Mario Pavone Workshop
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
12:30 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
Adolfo Mendonca Brazilian Piano Workshop
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020
3 PM in HS 117 at St. Petersburg College
Sao Paulo jazz pianist Adolfo Mendonca
Rafael Pereira Brazilian Percussion Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
3 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.
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.