Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

The Groove

Afternoon Beats Workshop

4 Oct 2022

In this 80-minute workshop we will be exploring what it means to musically 'lock in' together.

Through a series of rhythmic activities utilising body percussion and vocalisation, ranging from easy to more challenging, participants will delve into the concept of 'communal pulse' and develop the skills needed to be part of a rhythmic fabric.

This workshop is suited to percussionists and drummers of all stripes, other musicians, upper high school percussion students (years 10 to 12), tertiary percussion students, and the general public.

Please note workshop is limited to 30 participants. No instruments are required.

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

This event cannot be purchased as part of a Boom! Festival Pass.

Jess began his musical life as a trumpeter, changing to percussion halfway through a B.Mus.Ed at the NSW Conservatorium in 1984.

He is a multi instrumentalist, at home in a variety of styles. He has performed with all the major Sydney orchestras, as well as ensembles such as Synergy Percussion and Taikoz. He was principal percussionist for both Sydney seasons of The Lion King.

In the pop music world, Jess has recorded and toured with Tina Arena, Ian Moss, and Jeff Duff.

For several years Jess toured extensively in Europe with The Spaghetti Western Orchestra, a quintet who performed theatrical interpretations of the music of Morricone. Highlights included return seasons at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the 2011 Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.

For the past 31 years Jess has performed with several groups for Musica Viva in Schools.

Presenting Artist Jess Ciampa

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Tue 4 Oct 3:30pm

80 minutes (no interval). 

Participant $25

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

Jess began his musical life as a trumpeter, changing to percussion halfway through a B.Mus.Ed at the NSW Conservatorium in 1984.

He is a multi instrumentalist, at home in a variety of styles. He has performed with all the major Sydney orchestras, as well as ensembles such as Synergy Percussion and Taikoz. He was principal percussionist for both Sydney seasons of The Lion King.

In the pop music world, Jess has recorded and toured with Tina Arena, Ian Moss, and Jeff Duff.

For several years Jess toured extensively in Europe with The Spaghetti Western Orchestra, a quintet who performed theatrical interpretations of the music of Morricone. Highlights included return seasons at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the 2011 Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.

For the past 31 years Jess has performed with several groups for Musica Viva in Schools.

Everest Theatre

Tue 4 Oct 3:30pm

80 minutes (no interval). 

Participant $25

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Presenting Artist Jess Ciampa

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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