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Creating, controlling and playing in a dynamic, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic environment (solo).
Performing within a multi-rhythmic performance environment.
Reading music: It's advantages (Sibelius)
In the afternoons there will also be opportunities for further collaborations with other musicians and also time for one to one or small group work with Billy.
It was in Panama that this most fluid of drummers was first bewitched by the sound of percussion. Born in the Central American country of Panama, his earliest memories include playing timbales and being surrounded by steel drum and conga-playing cousins. Growing up in New York, jazz rapidly became an obsession and, at 25, Billy joined Miles Davis' group early in a career that's known many peaks. Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Tito Puente, Dexter Gordon and our own Peter Gabriel are among those who've collaborated with him. The choice of his recent co-conspirators has seen him return to his Latin American roots - an ongoing project with Cuban young blades Asere.