I’ve been in New Orleans for the last few months looking for a Blues/Gospel/Funk teacher.
I’m very happy to announce New Orleans piano legend Jon Cleary as the latest addition to our teaching team.
Learn more about Jon here:
- Website: www.joncleary.com/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/jonclearymusicofficial/
- Label: www.basinstreetrecords.com/artists/jon-cleary/
- NPR: www.npr.org/artists/96812627/jon-cleary-the-absolute-monster-gentlemen/
New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB
We have recorded a series of lessons incorporating New Orleans Blues, Funk, & RnB styles.
Here are a couple of shots from our recording session:
Jon’s course covers the following topics:
- The History Of New Orleans Piano Music
- 12/8 Grooves
- Rhumba/Habanera Grooves
- Funk Grooves & Rhythms
- New Orleans Blues
- Reharmonising The Blues
- Blues Improvisation
- “12 Bar Blues” Tutorial
- “Frenchman St Blues” Tutorial
- “Moonburn” Tutorial
- “Go To The Mardi Gras” Tutorial
Here’s a preview of one of the lessons:
The intro music is from Jon’s lesson on “Funk Grooves” and the video shows Jon arranging his tune “Frenchman St Blues”:
Here are some performances of Jon and his band:
Search YouTube & Spotify to listen to more of Jon’s work:
We are working on editing and transcribing the lessons. More updates to follow.