"A Conversation on Cross-generational Friendships in the Arts, with Chuck Rainey and Rod Taylor"
May 15, 2015 2:00 - 4:00pm $10 admission fee at the door. The Workshop is at 2:00pm and the concert at 7:30pm.
Join Chuck Rainey & Dr. Rod Taylor for an afternoon workshop as part of the Creative Aging Festival at the Bloomington, Indiana Convention Center. An Evening performance follows at 7:30! Krista Detor will join Chuck, along with an intergenerational band for a set. Great show for a good cause! (A benefit for the Area 10 Endwright Center)
Chuck is one of the finest bass players in the world, having recorded with the likes of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Laura Nyro, the Isley Brothers, Lowell George, Dizzie Gillespie.. the list is long and illustrious. He was in his early 60s and Rod (an educator and writer for Bass Player Magazine) in his late 20s when they met in 2000. In this session, they talk about the underlying connection that fuels their powerful friendship and led to them getting deeply involved in each other’s professional and creative lives. Over the last 15 years, they’ve taught together, played together, recorded together, written together, and produced an album together. They’ll discuss how they benefit from the differences in their generational perspectives and varied approaches to education, music, and the arts. Chuck had a stroke in 2011, which left him initially paralyzed on his left side, and, through that trial, Rod and Chuck's friendship grew even deeper as Chuck worked to overcome his paralysis and return to playing bass. Chuck is now back to teaching, recording, and performing internationally. Through this discussion, they share the benefits of cross-generational friendships and partnerships
Show information & ticket link: HERE