• Danny Zanker:即興工作坊

    活躍於紐約、目前旅居上海的超強貝斯手 Danny Zanker 即將於今年3月來到台灣,在絲竹空舉辦精彩超值的爵士工作坊!

    Danny 畢業於美國德州大學奧斯丁分校,曾師事 Dave HollandMark Helias  Ratzo harris。從16歲就開始職業演奏生涯,與許多國際知名音樂家合作演出,包括 Antonio HartWayne EscoffreyTina MayStefan KarlssonGianni Gagliardi 等。


    Playing Inside and Outside / Employing Tension and Release

    名額: 6 人開班 ( 樂器不拘 )
    學費:5500 ( 每週研習 2 小時,共 8週,9-10月上課 )

    本課程將從練習如何play inside tunes 開始:包括旋律的延展、音階的使用、guide tone lines 的變奏、節奏上與旋律上的動機發展等技巧。接著再運用不同的手法,來提升演奏的張力,包括:

    1.         和聲上:變化和弦、代用和弦、頑固低音、upper structure的運用等
    2.         旋律上:不完全屬於調性的音階之使用以及如何解決它、旋律句型的運用與移動、半音線條的使用等
    3.         節奏上:跨小節線句型、錯置的旋律線、延後節決等技巧
    4.         音響上:有效運用音量變化來製造張力

    Playing Inside and Outside / Employing Tension and Release

    We will begin by examining ways to effectively play inside tunes: expanding on the melody, using common scales, improvising around guide tone lines, and developing rhythmic and melodic motifs.
    Then we will look at ways to get more tension into our playing. This can be achieved through:
    1 1. harmony - altering chords, using substitutions, creating pedal points, and soloing on upper structures of the chords
    1 2. melody – using scales that are partially in key and deciding when to resolve them, playing melodic phrases or patterns and moving them around, and using chromatic lines
    3 3. rhythm – playing over the bar line, displacing lines, and using delayed resolutions
    1 4. sound – using dynamics effectively to build tension.


    Danny Zanker


    Danny Zanker began his career as a bassist at the age of sixteen, playing professionally all over the state of Texas. Eventually his love of jazz led him to start playing the double bass and move to New York, where he went on to play with many of the finest musicians in the world. During his time in New York, he had long stints in a variety of Balkan and Middle Eastern groups, as well as with a number of avant garde groups and original modern jazz groups. After having absorbed a wealth of rhythmic and harmonic ideas from his peers, Danny began to compose his own music, and this led him to form his own band, Anti-Elevator Mission, which in turn led to more tours and more recognition.
    In the summer of 2009, Danny decided to take a break from the rigors of NYC and move to Shanghai. Since then, he has been playing regularly with several prominent bands there, including Li Xiaochuan Quartet, Coco Zhao and the Possicobilities, Jasmine and her Jazzmen, and the Zhang Xiongguan trio. Danny is also a regular member of the Heyday Club house trio, and he is also doing well leading his own group, the Zankin Fives, a band that navigates fearlessly through his rhythmically challenging, emotionally driven compositions.
    In the past couple of years, Danny has also performed with several visiting artists, including Antonio Hart, Wayne Escoffrey, Tina May, Stefan Karlsson, Gianni Gagliardi, and many more. He has also appeared regularly in the JZ Festival with Coco Zhao, Li Xiaochuan, Jasmine Chen, Zhang Le, and Jade Lee, and in the summer of 2015 he spent a week in France performing at the Antibes Jazz Festival.


    1987-1991: Music Performance Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
    2005-2008: Private bass lessons with Dave Holland, Mark Helias and Ratzo harris