Rhythmic techniques of improvisation and composition in contemporary music and jazz
An intensive course of theory, ear training and ensemble dedicated to the learning and the use of various rhythmic techniques for the development of compositional ideas in contemporary music and improvisation. Open to all instrumentalists and singers. A basic knowledge of harmony is required. After completing the course there will be a performance where students will play the music studied and composed during the master class.
World-class musician, Marcello Pellitteri is best known as an award-winning drummer. Pellitteri is also an accomplished pianist, educator, composer, arranger and producer.
Pellitteri graduated Cum Laude at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and received a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.
For nearly 30 years Pellitteri has taught at Berklee, where he is currently a Professor. He has played with jazz legends such as Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Jon Hendricks; with Grammy award winners New York Voices, Dave Samuels, Slide Hampton, Paquito D’Rivera; with orchestras such as the Boston Pops, the Taipei Philharmonic and with the world renown Gipsy Kings.
He has scored music for several theater plays. HIs compositions have recently been described as having “all the fingerprints of a musical genius??.
Moreover he has performed for prominent international political figures, Royal families and Head of States, such as President Clinton at the White House, Prince Alberto of Monaco in Montecarlo and Princess Margriet of The Netherlands.
Pellitteri has recorded over 90 CDs and he has appeared on the stages of worldwide festivals and broadcast programs with concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Boston Symphony Hall;, and performances on NBCˆs Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien as well as numerous Asian, South American and European radio and TV shows.
When he is not on the road, in the studio, or teaching, you might catch Marcello playing with top jazz musicians in New York City, where he lives.
For more information visit: