Monday, April 16, 2012

A Midnight Preserves Roundup: Leo Nocentelli with Friends Funk Guitar Clinic (5/3)

Join the Pres Hall family Thursday, May 3rd at 5:30 for a special Midnight Preserves guitar clinic lead by legendary funk guitarist, Leo Nocentelli with friend, Bill Dickens.

Not familiar with Leo Nocentelli? Here ya go!
Known throughout the music industry as the "funkiest, fast-fingered" guitarist there is, a musician who can control your mind, body and soul with his experience, superior talent, musical mastery and inimitable style, he is LEO NOCENTELLI.

Leo is the lead guitarist, composer, innovator and the musical originator of the syncopated funk-style that won international acclaim for him and the band known as the "Pioneers of Funk", The Meters, the 2001 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners.

In the two decades plus, Leo's sound and styles, ranging from Funk, Blues, Jazz, Hip-hop, Rap to Rock, have added to the creation of his own unique brand of blazing musicianship. He has accompanied and collaborated with artists as varied as his style.

As the sole writer of such hits as Cissy Strut, Look A Py Py, Same Ol' Thing, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, 9 to 5, Ease Back, Lonesome and unwanted People, The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather, and Cordova, Nocentelli gained early recognition among his peers.

Leo has recorded with a list of Grammy Award Winners such as, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, The Winans, The Supremes, The Temptations, Paul McCartney, Dr. John, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Robert Palmer, George Duke, The Dells, Jack Bruce, Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Womack, Al McKay, and Robbie Robertson.

Thursday, May 3
5:300pm – 6:30pm
A Special Funk Guitar Workshop with Leo Nocentelli (of The Meters)

No comments: