Kenwood Dennard is presenting a dynamic educational concept he calls "metajam" and Stanley Jordan, Kenwood's longtime friend and collaborator, has agreed to add his wisdom and mastery to this fresh and fun endeavor.
Metajam is a concept developed by Kenwood which uses a system of conduction to allow for structure and form within the context of a group improvisation.
Released in 2018, this recording is a prime example of the use of metajamming in music. The CD features Kenwood Dennard (Miles Davis, Maceo Parker, Jaco Pastorius), Stanley Jordan, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Wes Wirth, Alexander Anderson, Delmar Brown (Sting), TM Stevens (James Brown, Bootsy Collins) and more.
Kenwood has been a professor at Berklee College of Music for over 20 years. He has trained countless successful musicians (Lettuce, Animals as Leaders, Consider the Source, Medeski, Martin and Wood and countless others) his method at Berklee and around the world.
Kenwood has been doing masterclasses for over 38 years and is excited to bring this newly documented method of collaboration to his students around the world.
Kenwood will be releasing his "MetaJam" book in 2019, complimented by a teacher's guide. In the MetaJam workshops, they will be teaching group improvisation for all levels, students, teachers, corporate managers could all benefit from these classes.
In addition to being a world class jazz guitar player, Stanley Jordan received his BA in theory and composition from Princeton which he brings to the world of Music Therapy and education.
2 day, 3 day, and 7 day workshops are designed to be flexible for various circumstances.
Students can experience the metajam in their own musical setting and then enjoy the live concert with Kenwood Metajam Allstars. Maybe even sit in? The possibilities are as endless as the creativity inherent in improvisational music.