Jam Session

Saturday, March 23, 2019


Learn to Improvise and Play in an Ensemble



The Jam Session is a workshop hosted by BDL instructor Blaize Collard and Berklee College of Music bass professor Dave Marvuglio. The goal of this workshop: to learn the musical tools needed when playing in an ensemble, improvising and performing.

This workshop will be made available to 8 students who will work with Dave and Blaize on the elements of ensemble playing and improvisation such as time, listening, form, dynamics and cues. To do this, students will prepare and play popular song examples as well as standard jam session chord progressions and structures. The workshop will end with an improvised jam session allowing students the chance to put into effect the knowledge from the workshop.

All students are welcome regardless of experience and level! Expect to meet some of your fellow BDL peers, have fun playing with other musicians and get more comfortable creating music for yourself.


11am-1pm: Workshop

1-2pm: Lunch Break

2-3pm: Jam Session

Price - $60 (20% discount!)

Formerly $75

Location - 52 Everett st, Allston, MA 02134

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Meet Dave

David Marvuglio teaches bass and ensembles at Berklee College of Music.  At the college he is considered the leading educator on Metal, Punk, Hardcore, and Indie Rock styles. David authored “Metal Bass Lines” on Berklee Press/Hal Leonard. He has appeared as a bass clinician at the Panama Jazz Fesitval, Victor Wooten Bass/Nature Camp, and other International venues. He received the prestigious Uchida Fellowship where he studied traditional Japanese music. David has toured with Ice Nine Kills, Sarah Longfield, The Smyrk, Chuggernaut, and Rare Futures.


Meet Blaize

Blaize has been developing his drum set technique for 20 years and earned his degree in Performance at Berklee College of Music. His teaching style is rooted in the importance of fundamentals and having a strong foundation. He believes drumming is most fun when you know how to apply simple ideas into a variety of larger musical concepts. While known mostly for his rock and metal drumming style, Blaize has also studied hip-hop, funk, jazz, and world styles with instructors Chris Cotter, Fred Biondi, Rod Morgenstein, Dave DiCenso, and Mike Mangini. 

As an international touring artist, Blaize plays drums for Chuggernaut and VGO - Video Game Orchestra / Capcom Live. You can also hear his performances on various video game soundtracks such as Final Fantasy XV.

Join us as we help you explore a whole new side to your drumming and musicality.