Along with his contemporaries, Ray Charles developed a unique approach of piano playing that brought together blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, and Gospel piano playing styles. Join Arizona State University Director of Jazz Studies Dr. Michael Kocour at the piano as he takes us on a journey through the style, demonstrating pieces from “The Genius'” catalogue and more!
Please note: As of January 14, 2022, all visitors to the Musicfest Offices must show proof of full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry. In addition, universial mask-wearing is required.
RSVP above, and find a pieces from Ray Charles and MIchael Kocour below!
Ray Charles – What I’d Say
Michael Kocour, “Donnie’s Tempo”