Soulful Jazz: favorites by Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, & Aretha Franklin
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About the Event
Sergei A. Zyrianov
Sergei is a guitar player, improviser, composer, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. He began to hone his craft through a combination of private lessons and self-study, and later completed a Master in Guitar Certificate at the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, where he was awarded a Berklee Online Celebrity Scholarship in the name of Steve Vai. His principle teachers were the professors Rick Peckham, Bruce Saunders, Michael Williams, Tim Miller, Scotty Johnson and Joe Musella. Recently, Sergei became a Berklee mentor.
Sergei has toured across Eastern Europe and Russia with the rock band of Russian celebrity Vadim Kurylev – Electric Guerillas. He has also gigged and performed at festivals with his own prog rock band, ScreamDriver, as well as writing and arranging the instrument parts for all the original songs on their album ‘A Turn in the Right Direction’. Having a wealth of knowledge as a tutor, he taught Guitar Performance Techniques at BIMM (British Irish Modern Music Institute) in Berlin, Germany, while earning a Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Certificate. With over 12 years of teaching experience, Sergei has orchestrated a guitar school, taught many Masterclasses, and currently runs a video blog and guitar website dedicated to guitar performance.
To learn more about Sergei visit: https://sergeizmusic.com/
Kelly Ann Corfield
Kelly is a singer songwriter based out of Long Beach CA primarily writing and performing under the moniker Foreignlocal. Kelly has written, recorded, and performed with several groups of various styles ranging from indie pop to trip hop. After studying Recording Arts at CSU Chico, Kelly began producing and recording her own music, and still produces and records the majority of her music herself. After spending a year and a half abroad in South East Asia traveling and performing, she is ready to bring her music back state-side.
Lauryn has worked with professional theatre companies around the country including Plan B Entertainment, Sacramento Theatre Company, McCleod Summer Playhouse, and Oklahoma City Repertory Theater. She has performed many solo gigs at various venues and events, most notably performing for CA representatives at the CAP conference in Washington DC. She grew up in Sacramento and then traveled to Oklahoma City University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Wanda L. Bass Conservatory of Music. She has studied with Lesly Kahn & Co, Mike Pointer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Florence Birdwell. Here in LA, she has been featured in several short films, web series, and commercials. She currently helps produce films with her husband.
Isaac green is a freelance bassist and music educator native to South Los Angeles. Isaac's youth was spent playing double bass in orchestras under the baton of the likes of Gustavo Dudamel and Simon Rattle as well as having the opportunity to play with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, and Brian McKnight, just to name a few. Isaac continues to live as a bassist for hire while occasionly working with youth orchestras and the L.A. Philharmonic's education department.
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