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Local Learning: Everyday We Have the Blues - Exploring Traditional and Modern Blues Music

In this workshop lead by UMS teaching artist Tariq Gardner, participants will learn how to write a blues lyric by analyzing traditional and modern blues music and exploring the foundations and structures of the timeless genre.  

Tariq Gardner is an eclectic drummer and educator from Detroit who has his roots in Detroit’s rich and storied jazz tradition. He was brought up in the music by his mother and preeminent bassist, Marion Hayden, who immensely impacted his intuitive musical knowledge and instinct. Gardner attended the world renowned Detroit School of Arts. It was there where he began to hone his compositional skills, and also traveled with the Wind Symphony and Orchestra to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall. A soon to be graduate of the University of Michigan’s esteemed Jazz Studies program, Tariq has served as the drummer for the John Douglas Quartet since the beginning of 2017, is the host of his own Wednesday night jam session at Bert’s Marketplace, and continues to work as a drummer, composer, and bandleader for major events around Detroit. “Life is a song so you better sing” – Tariq

$20. Register here.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104