Creative Music Studio Plans 40th Anniversary Workshops

May 20-24 event will feature John Medeski, Dave Douglas, Don Byron, others

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Don Byron

Keyboardist John Medeski has joined the list of “Guiding Artists” who will participate in the Creative Music Studio’s 40th anniversary Workshop, May 20-24, at Full Moon Resort just west of Woodstock, N.Y. In addition to Medeski, Guiding Artists confirmed to attend include trumpeters Dave Douglas and Steven Bernstein, saxophonist Oliver Lake, reedist Don Byron, pianist Marilyn Crispell, flutist Steve Gorn, guitarist Ken Wessel, bassists Mark Helias and Ken Filiano, drummers Harvey Sorgenand Tani Tabbal, vocalists Thomas Buckner and Ingrid Sertso, and pianist Karl Berger. Additional Guiding Artists and special guests will be announced soon.

According to a press release, “This 40th Anniversary Workshop will feature four days of intensive workshops, master classes, presentations and informal jam sessions that inspire deep listening, personal expression, improvisation and musical exploration. Musicians of any instrument, including voice, are welcome as are non-musicians. Guiding artists will build on CMS’s legacy by helping participants focus on the common elements of all music, emphasizing keen awareness, personal expression, intensive listening and cross-cultural communication. The workshop offers participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and play with music masters, and to simply spend time with them in an informal setting.”

Registration deadline is April 15.

For more information, including a curriculum and online registration, visit CMF or call the Full Moon Resort, 845-254-8009, or by email:[email protected]