Andy Statman Mandolin Workshop at The Parlor Room

  • February 26, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • The Parlor Room

    32 Masonic Street
    Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Ticket Price $50.00 This event is now over
Description

The Parlor Room School of Music Presents
Andy Statman Mandolin Workshop
at The Parlor Room
Sunday, February 26th 
3pm - 4:00pm
TICKETS: $50 GA / $40 MEMBERS

 

For Intermediate and Advanced Players

Andy Statman will teach the students how to play BillMonroe’s classic Bluegrass Breakdown and how to begin to improvise with melodic variations.  

 

HAD THERE BEEN a planetarium in 19th-century Galicia, or a kosher deli in Depression-era Kentucky, Andy Statman's music might have been playing in the background. Meandering through time, geography and culture in a few passionate, organic gusts of music, neither the man nor his inimitable hybrid sound has a very clearly defined "before" or "after." Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions as "a spontaneous, American-roots form of very personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz." This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several worlds in his art, and seems not to recognize that his music, like his story, is extraordinary. 

 

It's a story Statman rewrites with his trio every time they perform: "We're creating an experience between the audience and us." Statman performs his distinctive, unconstrained meditations on jazz, klezmer, bluegrass and the human soul with bassist Jim Whitney and percussionist Larry Eagle. "At a certain point, we're just talking, just having a threeway conversation." This "conversation" changes each time they have it on stage, no melody sounding quite the same as it did before, and none bearing the definitive stamp of the genre that spawned it. A totally unselfconscious performer, Statman does not mind that many audiences leave slightly befuddled as to what kind of music, exactly, they have just heard.

 

The Parlor Room Nonprofit and School of Music's mission is to: Promote a vibrant musical community in downtown Northampton, MA for musicians of all abilities and at all stages of their career. The Parlor Room will bring nationally touring and local acts to our listening room to provide an exceptional experience for the artist and audience and guide musicians and anyone interested in a career in the music industry through our school of music. Learn more at parlorroom.org.

The Parlor Room is a BYOB venue.  Tickets are non-refundable. 

The Parlor Room is located at 32 Masonic Street Northampton, MA 01060

Date & Time

Sun, Feb 26, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

The Parlor Room

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Northampton, Massachusetts 01060 The Parlor Room
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