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Legendary Drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie Master Class, L.A.’s Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

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You won’t want to miss a Master Class with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on Sept. 23, 6 PM PDT, hosted by the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, 4305 Degnan Blvd. #101, Los Angeles, CA 9008.  

This is a rare opportunity for drummers and music enthusiasts alike to learn directly from this iconic master drummer. Bernard Purdie will share information on his career and legacy, demonstrate diverse styles including his famous Purdie Shuffle,” hold a question-and-answer session and talk about his drumming philosophy, ghost notes, dynamics, time, tune, and more. Whether you’re a drummer, drumming enthusiast, or simply a music fan wanting to deepen your groove, this is a priceless opportunity to learn directly from one of the greatest of all time.  

This legendary, iconic artist has performed and recorded with Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Hank Crawford, Gene Ammons, Bette Midler, Hall and Oates, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Quincy Jones, BB King, James Brown, Simon and Garfunkel, Benny Golson, Albert Ayler, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Donny Hathaway, Steely Dan, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, and countless more.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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