THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZ DRUMMING
| MASTER CLASS / WORKSHOP |
These educational meetings on the theme of jazz drumming can be aimed both at an audience of student drummers in the form of a master class, or more broadly at all types of audiences, in the form of a conference developed in order to be accessible by all. Musicians or not, music lovers and simple curious will be welcome there. They will be able to discover and learn many things about the origins of the instrument, the role of the jazz drummer within a group, the evolution of playing techniques and all these fundamentals which are today the basis of the language of jazz drumming. A convivial moment with numerous demonstrations on drums, explanations and listening to musical extracts, a playful educational approach on the specificities of jazz on drums and the contribution of the main drummers who have marked its history. A lecture/master class called « The Language of Jazz Drumming », which covers an overview of drumming from its origin with the birth of jazz in New Orleans, the "swing era" and big band drummers, bebop, the evolution of drummers' playing through jazz to the present day ; and more generally a complete presentation of the specificities that make up the language of jazz drumming today. Over a period of approximately 1h30, the course can be adjusted according to your wishes.
Here are some examples of places where I was able to intervene for a conference for all audiences « The language of jazz drumming », or as part of a specific master class for students drummers :
South Town Jazz Festival à Soustons (2022) ; Buddy Drum Shop à Toulouse (2021) ; Salle des fêtes d'Estang (2019) ; Festival "Cruis en Jazz" à Cruis (2019) ; Festival "Un Art de Jazz" à Lesperon (2019) ; Ecole de batterie Dante Agostini Toulouse (2019) ; Conservatoire d'Aix-en-Provence (2019) ; Conservatoire de Dax (2018) ; Festival "Jazz au Pôle" à Saint-Pierre-Du-Mont (2018) ; Conservatoire de Montargis (2017) ; Espace Scénique de St-Jean-le-Blanc (2017) ; Le Maquis à Vareilles (2017) ; Festival "Jazz à la Sout" (2017) ; Le Drumming Lab à Paris (2016) ; Ecole "Music Workshops" à Bordeaux (2016) ; Centre culturel Jean Gagnant à Limoges (2016) ; Ecole de Musique de Tarnos (2015) ; Festival "Sancy Snow Jazz" au Mont-Dore (2015) ; Centre culturel de Atur (2015) ; Maison de quartier Chanteclerc à Bordeaux (2014) ; Le Caveau des Légendes à Paris (2014) ; Médiathèque "Le Marsan" à Mont-de-Marsan (2013) ; Jazz Hot Club du Bassin d'Arcachon (2013) ; Festival de Jazz de Casteljaloux (2012)...
*** DRUM BOOKS ***
JAZZ DRUMS LEGACY
The language of jazz drumming
by Guillaume Nouaux
| Press review |
« Great French specialist in jazz drumming, Guillaume Nouaux gives us here a precious collection, which takes stock of 60 years of jazz tempo and solos. Jazz Drums Legacy features 30 drum parts from jazz legends, complete or partial pickups from Baby Dodds to Brian Blade. The whole is interspersed with very relevant and often valid considerations of the author for all styles concerning the work of the technique, the swing, the dynamics, the musicality, the experience... also supplemented by quotes from stars of the instrument.
This remarkable work is obviously only intended for advanced drummers, familiar with the style and eager to know all its subtleties, and completely at ease with rhythmic music theory. If you are in this case, get Jazz Drums Legacy urgently ! »
BATTEUR MAGAZINE - october 2012
Pictograms to improve your jazz brushes technique. Format 30x30 cm - 46 pages - Spiral binding - Language: English / French
| Press review |
« A veritable living encyclopedia of jazz drumming, Guillaume Nouaux is a renowned pedagogue and an essential musician on the jazz circuit. Already author of an excellent book published in 2012, Jazz Drums Legacy, the musician from Arcachon creates a surprise with Jazz Brushes, an original method dedicated to the art of playing with brushes. For this unique and ultra-playful work, Guillaume had the brilliant idea of adopting a life-size presentation of a snare drum.
Purpose ? Apply the exercises directly on the pages of the book, simply with a pair of brushes, to work anywhere, and without equipment... Thirty diagrams will help you learn about the different techniques and movements used in the jazz repertoire. A fun approach designed for drummers of all levels. »
BATTERIE MAGAZINE - november 2018