To celebrate International Jazz Day we are offering a free master class with Nucelo Vega. Attendees will work on brush techniques and left foot independence and how to apply those techniques to various musical styles including jazz. In addition to a fun night of drum technique development, everyone will receive a free pair of brushes for completing the workshop!
Nucleo Vega is an accomplished performer, educator, and author. He has a Masters in Jazz Performance from University of Maryland and his teachers include Mike Shepherd, Steve Fydik, Sean Rickman, Jeff Ballard, Dave Throckmorton, Ron Barnett, and Chuck Redd. Shortly after graduating college, Nuc was awarded the First Year Educator of the Year award in Howard County, Maryland. He went on to publish his first book at the age of 27: Mel Bay’s Understanding Groove for Drum Set, which was featured in Modern Drummer, Jazz Times, Drum Magazine, and Drummer Magazine. Currently, Nucleo is a band director and professional drummer in the Baltimore/DC area. He organizes and runs jazz services, playing material from John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme album and tours with the award winning celtic/world ensemble, Harp 46, who has three albums in the top 10 of the World/New Age Billboards.