The workshop will explore a variety of Latin/Cuban music popular styles through an ensemble-based approach catering for brass, strings, guitar, woodwind, percussion, vocals, piano, and bass. In these workshops participants will be exploring the feeling of groove, clave feel, and Latinclave-based improvisation.
The workshop is for musicians who play in bands and orchestras who want to learn how to play Latin styles and can include strings, woodwind, brass, percussionists, vocalists, pianists, guitarists and bass players. For reading parts grade 5+.
Sue is a professional flute player, improviser and arranger and is musical director of 'Charanga del Norte,' a dance band she founded in 1998. Past performances include The Bridgewater Hall Manchester supporting Buena Vista Social Club’s Eliades Ochoa, Cambridge Jazz Festival, and The Barbican, London supporting Orquesta Aragón and Changüi de Guantánamo (alongside several Arts Council funded UK-wide tours). She is Professor of Music at Leeds Beckett University and has written several books on Cuban music and improvisation (Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, 2014 and Improvising Sabor Cuban Dance Music in New York, 2021). In addition to her work with Charanga del Norte Sue has worked with Lin Manuel Miranda’s top arranger Alex Lacamoire, recording for the Sony production of the animated film Vivo in 2021.