| MASTER CLASS / WORKSHOP |
On the theme of jazz drumming, I offer educational meetings that can address both a public of student drummers in the form of a master class, but also all types of audiences for a musical conference. This conference is developed with the aim of being accessible to everyone, musicians or not, music lovers and curious people are therefore welcome.
You can discover and learn many exciting things about the origins of the instrument, the drummer's role, the evolution of playing techniques and all the fundamentals that are now the basis of the language of jazz drumming. A friendly moment, mixing explanations, listening to musical excerpts and many drum demonstrations. A playful educational approach to highlight the specificities of jazz drumming and the contribution of the main drummers who have marked its history. This conference / master class, named "The language of jazz drumming," covers a presentation of the drum set from its origin with the birth of jazz in New Orleans, the "swing era" and big band drummers, bebop, the evolution of playing techniques of more modern drummers and their influence throughout jazz up to the present day. It is a panorama of the history of the drum set and drummers in jazz, allowing a better understanding of the specificities that make up the language of jazz drumming today. This meeting lasts about 1h30, but the program can be adjusted according to the context and 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 :
Médiathèque "La Source" au Bouscat (2023) ; 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 ***
| 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