Studio Jazz Trombone
• Harmonic Application and treatment as related to the trombone
• Jazz Agility Exercises
• Tone Quality
Studio Jazz Arranging
• Arranging in the Modern Era— modern harmony and voice-leading
• Historical Perspective and Analysis of the greats—Nelson Riddle, Gil Evans, Sammy Nestico
• Sibelius 6 & Finale 2010 as applied to jazz arranging, reducing playback dependency
Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean Workshop
• Historical background and chronology—from religious chants to modern era recordings
• Roles of the instruments utilized in the idiom with audio and written examples
• Survey of rare and unreleased recordings, with analyses and transcriptions
Protools/DAW/Finale and Sibelius
• Create scores and learn about note entry and editing
• Formatting, score playback and the mixer
• Composing for film, midi export, client project delivery
Doug Beavers is the MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM director of NYJW.
At core of Doug Beavers’ musical concept lies the belief that one’s teachings and experiences in the “real world” of music must be propagated so that advancement in the art itself is possible. Based on this belief, Doug has gained a reputation as being a music educator with a direct, concise, and intuitive delivery that excites all within attendance and encourages listening ears of all levels to focus in on the material at hand.
Internationally regarded as cutting-edge trombonist and a renown producer, composer, orchestrator and “arranger of the first-class” (Harvey Siders, JazzTimes), Doug Beavers has earned a Grammy® for his work on Eddie Palmieri’s Listen Here (2006) and has performed, toured and recorded with Eddie Palmieri (La Perfecta II, Ritmo Caliente, Listen Here), Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney (Sentimental Journey, The Last Concert), Don Omar, Brian Culbertson, Mingus Big Band, and Pete Escovedo, and many others.
His most recent release, Two Shades of Nude (Origin Records), has drawn wide critical acclaim and has currently peaked at #33 on the Jazzweek national radio jazz chart. The recording, featuring a modern jazz nonet, has drawn a wealth of notable critical reviews from Downbeat and Jazztimes magazines. His previous studio production, Jazz, Baby! (2007, Origin Records), was dedicated to young fans of big band swing and received radio airplay in the US and was also reviewed extensively by national jazz publications.
Currently based in New York City, Doug Beavers continues to exercise his firm belief in musical advocacy. He has recently established the Harlem School of Urban Music and Recording Arts, enabling urban students of New York City to study their specific brand of urban jazz, salsa, hip-hop and rock through a program of formal music training. Students then carry this education into the recording studio, adopting the recording arts and contributing to professional recording sessions on-site at the Harlem School’s state of the art recording arts facility.
In addition to his work with the New York Jazz Workshop he has taught previously as an adjunct professor of music at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA and continues to maintain his post as professor of jazz trombone at California State University, East Bay via interactive media teleconferencing.