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Postby AndreasOberg » Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:22 pm

Hello!
If you think this sounds interesting, contact Andrew Lawrence(contact info below).
Best Regards
Andreas


Originally posted on Djangobooks forum by Andrew Lawrence

"Many of you have probably received word that Andreas Oberg's new book, Gypsy Fire, is being released soon by Djangobooks. I have been in touch with Andreas about doing a retreat in the Washington DC area around Django's birthday in mid-January to give us a chance to hang, play and work with him personally on the material. He would very much like to come, get to know folks and share what he has to offer. For those of you who have not met Andreas, he is a very nice, approachable person, speaks better English than most of youz, and has chops out the proverbial wazzoo.

To be honest, I am busy with other commitments right now and can only put so much time and energy into making this gathering happen, but I have let Andreas know that if I get the sense that there's sufficient interest to keep it manageable for me, I'll do the organizing. We need firm commitments from 15 people to go ahead.

So here are the particulars...The retreat would have to be the weekend of Jan 13-15, (the weekend before Django's birthday, but Andreas has other commitments.) It would be at one of my favorite places in that area, Claymont Court Mansion, which is a 350-acre retreat center in the Shenandoah Valley of West Virginia, located about 50 minutes from Washington's Dulles Airport. The cost of the retreat would range from $330 (shared room) to $390 (private room). Andreas would do four sessions over the course of the weekend... a short intro on friday evening, 2 two-hour sessions on Sat and 1 Sunday am. The retreat would wind down after lunch on Sunday.

I'm interested in hearing from people who think it more likely than not that they would attend this gathering. Again, if it looks like pulling together 15 people would not be a great challenge, terrific...I'll ask people to commit, we'll book him a flight and plan on a great GJ birthday bash. If I don't hear from enough folks, c'est la vie.

Please contact me off group at andrew@AcousticGuitarNetwork.org

Warm regards to all,

Andrew Lawrence"
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Postby Swing This! » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:16 am

Hey Andreas-

does this mean that you'll be doing a tour of the US during that time? If so we'd love to have you come and play in Portland, Oregon...we have a very enthusiastic gypsy-jazz following here...we'd make you welcome. It's close to Seattle, which is hosting Patrick Saussois with Pearl Django at Jazz Alley in early January.

cheers

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Postby AndreasOberg » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:43 pm

Hello Phil. My trip isn't really sure yet, it depends if people will be signing up for the clinic or not. If it will happen, I'll only stay in the area (maybe do a gig in NY or NJ) because I won't be staying that long. I would really like to come to your area and play as well but maybe next time if I get gigs or a festivals that is located a bit closer.
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Postby AndreasOberg » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:04 pm

Hello!
Andrew Lawrence has been trying to organize some workshops with me but he's currently busy with other projects so Dan Kinter has promised to help me out instead and see if people are interested in his area. The dates are around the 13-15 Jan. 2006
Regards Andreas

Contact DAN: tooth1955@yahoo.com

Here's some info from Dan:
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Here's what I propose:
We need to cough up enough dough to fly Andreas here and make it
worth his while, but he's not looking to get rich! Instead of West
Virginia, which is at least a 7 hour drive for me, we'll put it on
the east coast, geographically located nearest the most
participants. Think NYC, Philly, Baltimore...
We won't get fancy and hire out a hall. Hell, if we did it here,
we'd stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Quakertown (the one that
tolerated 40-person jams at 4:00 am during DFNE) and have the
workshops in my house, if that's what it takes to keep the cost down.
We need to cover the expenses for Andrew because he set this up and
does a lot for the music, and some money for a band for Andreas to
play with. Ameranouche!!! has expressed an interest and Andreas has
said that he would like to play with them.
Which brings up another point. You lads with the booking connections
may want to think about setting up a date in your area for
Andreas/Ameranouche!!! It would be a thrilling show, I assure you.
I'm not profiting from this in any way, and will be paying my share,
whatever that is. Maybe some of us would pay more to help cover
those who are a bit pinched. Maybe this co-op approach is the first
move of the Mid-Atlantic Gypsy Jazz Preservation Institute. I don't
know. But from what I've seen and heard of Andreas, I know I can
learn a thing or two from him. The samples of his book look good.
Hey, maybe Michael Horowitz can help us out with discounts on the
Andreas Oberg book for attendees (even though I've already ordered
mine!).
Well, let the avalanche of replies begin!
Dan Kinter tooth1955@yahoo.com
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Postby djangology » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:45 pm

Ok, I just checked Orbitz.com.

If Andreas flies out from Amsterdamn on Jan 13 to Philidelphia and then flies from Philidelphia to Portland, oregon on the 15th and then leaves Portland on Friday Jan 20th back to Amsterdamn.

The total airfare for that trip would be $700. Cheap. We get $350 from the east coast guys and $350 from the West coast. Interesting thought eh? As Samwise Gamgee would say, "Share the load".

Get Andreas a $500 gig in each city. thats 2 shows, 50 people each at $8 a head. Thats another $1000.

Then we raise an additional $650 in each city from workshop folks. That means 10 people in each city giving $100 for a 2 hour workshop. That way Andreas walks home with $1000+$1300 in his pocket. NOTE: At $50 per hour, $500 additional can be generated with each additional hour of workshop. The sky is the limit.

Im not trying to be the planner here. I am just trying to show how all of this is easily possible.
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Postby AndreasOberg » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:53 pm

Hello!
As you might already know Dan Kinter has promised to help me out and see if people are interested in his area.David Stassens on the West coast(oregon)are also willing to organize something.Dates are mid-January So,if you're on the west coast, contact:

David Stassens: dstassens@comcast.net

East Coast: Contact DAN: tooth1955@yahoo.com

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Postby Paganini » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:37 am

Djangology, what about the 1500 km from Sweden to Amsterdam....?
I remember Americans talking about Belgium being the capital of Denmark.... :lol:
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Postby nwilkins » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:32 pm

not Amsterdam, AmsterDAMN close to Sweden
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Postby djangology » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:59 pm

i hope the plan comes together...
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Postby AndreasOberg » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:19 pm

Hello!
It looks like I'll be visting Portland,Oregon between January 10-17th 2006.
I'll be availiable for gigs, masterclasses and private lessons during this time.I play both Gypsy Jazz and bebop.
I've recently written an instructional book about the guitar style of Django Reinhardt.
See link:
http://www.djangobooks.com/books/gypsy_fire/
Soundclips and videos of my playing can be found on http://www.andreas-oberg.com
David Stassens is helping me to arrange these events in Portland. Contact him on dstassens@comcast.net if you're interested.
Here is some info from David:
__________________________________________
Here are some preliminary masterclass plans:
> The dates we are planning are January 13th ?, 14th ,and 15th.
>
> A concert/performance is in the works to be on one of those
> evenings...probably $10 or less.
> Tentatively the workshop will consist of 6 hours of group study. ..
> (with two 3 hour sessions or three 2 hours sessions.
> Plus 1/2 hour of private instruction from Andreas on a one to one basis.
> The masterclass will be kept small (around 10 students) so we will recieve
> more personal attention.
>
> Price for the workshop is $200
> Price for private lessons are $85/Hr
>
> A pre payment is required as we need to buy him his airfare in advance.
>
> Money will need to be recieved in the next two weeks...provided that enough
> people commit to the workshop.
David Stassens
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My set-up for a typical master-class is:
1. working on some standard songs and for these songs:
teaching rhythm
teaching chord-shapes
teaching arpeggios
teaching picking patterns and reststrokes
teaching solo-lines
teaching improvisation over chord-patterns
Your own ideas are also welcome of course !
Hope to meet some of you
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Postby AndreasOberg » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:07 pm

First masterclass in Portland is filled up. E-mail dstassens@comcast.net to join a possible 2nd one or maybe some private lessons.
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Postby djangology » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:49 am

yes, the response out here is great. the fact that we are the 30th largest city in the US and we are able to put this together so easily is amazing. I am looking forward to learning a few things. seeya next month. :-)
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Postby Swing This! » Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:18 pm

Hey Andreas! You are welcome in Portland. We are all looking forward to giving you a warm welcome and showing you the hospitality of the Pacific NorthWest. Hope you like Indian food! :lol: and good ale :lol: There's more brew pubs per capita than any other US city! :wink:
I'm looking forward to the workshop.
Will you be bringing with you your custom AJL guitar?
Can you also bring with some copies of your new CD with the Finnish musicians? The clips I heard sounded great.

cheers and thanks for coming to Portland!

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Postby AndreasOberg » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:37 am

I'll try to bring a few of my cd's and a few of the Hot Club de Finlande-cd if possible. I haven't decided yet if I should bring my AJL or borrow a guitar in Portland.

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Postby AndreasOberg » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:48 am

Here are the details:
11/1 Live on Portland Jazz Radio
12/1 Masterclass,Dusty Strings Music Shop, Seattle
To sign up e-mail: musicshop@dustystrings.com
12/1 Show, Latona Pub 6423 Latona Ave. N.E., Seattle.
13/1 Show, "Mississippi Pub", 3552 North Mississippi
Ave Portland, Oregon
14/1 Masterclasses in Portland
15/1 Show "Alberta Street Public House",1036 NE
Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon
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