Last month local musicians had an amazing opportunity come right into their backyard, with Snarky Puppy’s own Michael League giving a once in a lifetime workshop at Newcastle favorite lounge bar ‘Bar Petite’. The premier bassist let the audience of the packed Bar Petite ask all the questions they wanted about his life as musician and his experience as leader of the Grammy Award Winning Jazz Fusion Band.
He shared his experiences of playing gigs in the basement of a local pizza store to start of, his methods of composing for and conducting an ensemble 30 members strong, and gave crucial tips for musicians of all levels. Before the night was over, he gave the audience an incredible impromptu performance with nothing but his bass and his groove.
Stay in touch with the National Music Academy for more amazing workshops coming up this year!