Monday, December 21, 2015

Music Education Monday: A Latin
jazz bass clinic with Oscar Stagnaro

Unless you follow Latin jazz and/or jazz education fairly closely, you might not know Oscar Stagnaro by name, but the veteran bassist has the knowledge and the chops to rank with the best in the business.

A native of Peru, Stagnaro (pictured) has been a professor at Berklee College of Music since 1988, and has written three books and numerous magazine articles about Latin jazz bass techniques and concepts. He's also been the regular bassist for saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera since 1992, and has performed and recorded with many other well-known jazz and Latin musicians.

Earlier this month, Stagnaro visited the NYC "Artist Loft" of amp maker Aguilar to present a bass clinic, in which he demonstrated a variety of Latin feels and grooves and took questions from the audience. You can see that clinic in its entirety in the embedded video below.

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