BELOW WE SHOW AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS MAGAZINE POPULAR 1, REFERRING TO THE VISIT OF VINNY APPICE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE HE TAUGHT MASTER CLASSES AND PERFORMED A CONCERT WITH TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND COLLABORATORS:
“On September 28, 2015, the legendary drummer Vinny Appice, known worldwide as a member of Black Sabbath and DIO among other mythical formations, worked as a teacher and master of ceremonies for the opening of the course 15-16 the” Escola Superior Music Jam Session “, the first in our country to create a university graduate in the field of Rock, Alternative Music and New Trends.
Applicants for individual classes with the teacher Vinny had been carefully chosen by the faculty as high performance drummers that could make the most of the knowledge and experience of the guest in question. Those elected were the teacher David Biosca, renowned drum teacher in the same school and one of our most famous drummers nationally known for his stint in bands like “Banzai” and “Tigers” among many others. The second one of our more advanced students, the very young Alonso Arnau, one of the promises of school entered our classrooms with only 4 years and today dominates several instruments (vibraphone, piano, guitar) and virtuously battery, besides having an exquisite ear with ability to read and write music in real time. Currently, he is preparing the access to higher education of Jam Session. The third and last, Paul Posa, Head of battery Jam Session, and recognized as one of the best drummers in our country.
Vinny Appice is affable at all times. Very interested in the methods of the school, as well as reading music, it is an expert in a spectacular physical technique, by which for decades filled stadiums worldwide and earned platinum.
The highlights for their candidates for the “Diploma of High Specialization in the Field of the Rock” have been the precise definition and strength of Vinny. In exact words: “Everything he touches, could tighten REC button, and not have to tweak it.”
In the afternoon a demonstration concert was organized in the school auditorium, where Vinny played several classics from his long career accompanied by several students and teachers Jam Session, Manuel Suarez and Marc Galindo on guitar, Carlos Aragon on bass, director Luis Blanco voice, and Austrian Peter Mayr on keyboards, the latter current GNU band keyboardist and professor of keyboards “Vintage” Jam Session.
Finally, the Big Band Jam Session played with Vinny and Arnau (two batteries), classic Black Sabbath, Ozzy and Metallica orchestrated by the school for formation of winds, offering an unusual repertoire of classic rock with Big Band all turned out to be an original experience for Vinny Appice. Today, one of the classrooms of the school bearing his name, and his signature can be read in the battery DDrum school already has in his honor, as a distinguished professor at Barcelona every time you visit. “
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Photo by: Fernando Descárrega
THE FOLLOWING LINKS SHOWS THE PHOTOGRAPHY REPORT BY FERNANDO DESCÁRREGA AT ESM JAM SESSION WHEN VINNY APPICE VISITED OUR HIGHER SCHOOL:
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