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Santigao Jimenez Jr & Chris Rybak Accordion Workshop

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Santigao Jimenez Jr & Chris Rybak Accordion Workshop

Time: May 5, 2012 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Houston Accordion Performers / Heritage Arts Productions
Street: 1547 S. Richey St.
City/Town: Pasadena, TX 77502
Website or Map: http://www.heritageartsproduc…
Phone: 281-780-8656
Event Type: accordion, workshop
Organized By: Shelia Lee
Latest Activity: May 6, 2012

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Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 5, 2012

 

Roland VAccordion Workshop

Hosted by Heritage Arts Productions and conducted by

 

Roland VAccordion Specialists - Chris Rybak and Santiago Jimenez, Jr.

 

 

Performance Workshop

FREE

 

 

1:30 to 3:30 - Performance Workshop – open to Keyboard & Button accordionists
3:30 to 5:30 - Roland VAccordion Demonstration, upgrades installed, "Learn your Menus & Sets"!!!! and much more....

 

Chris Rybak - one of the most popular accordion entertainers in Texas - can be found performing all across the state throughout the year. Combining his love of music, strong Czech Heritage, and arousing charisma, this accordion cowboy has what it takes to entertain audiences through his showmanship and fresh enthusiastic musical style.

 

Santiago Jimenez, Jr., a three-time Grammy nominee, is best known for remaining in the tradition of his father. That is, the instrumentation which he utilizes, the repertoire which he performs, the style of his compositions and, above all, his style of playing the button-accordion remain in the century-old tradition of south Texas accordionists.

 

Heritage Arts Productions - 1547 S. Richey St - Pasadena, TX 77502 - 281-780-8656

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Comment by Bill Palmer on May 6, 2012 at 1:14am

This was a marvelous event. Chris Rybak did a masterful job demonstrating the Roland VR-7x, and Santiago Jimenez, Jr. did an outstanding job of demonstrating the Roland FR-18.

I went particularly to see Santiago, and to see if he would show me a couple of licks from Viva Seguin. He not only showed the licks I wanted to learn, but all of the locations of the various parts of the tune, as well as quite a number of adornos. As a keyboard player, I had some hesitation about trying this, but after a few minutes of work. I felt comfortable with it.

Chris showed us (among other things) how to play Cajun style backup with Jambalaya.

After the event, both of them made themselves available to us to show us various aspects of the instruments. Not only that, Santiago spent some time with the people who wanted to learn to play the bajo sexto, which he also plays quite masterfully.

This was a very worthwhile event. I would give it five stars!

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