Chicago, IL (June 12, 2014)—From August 4 to 10, 2014, legendary jazz-fusion drummer and composer Billy Cobham will conduct a musical retreat, “Art of the Rhythm Section,” at the Chateau Resort Bechyne in the Czech Republic. As part of the event, Sensaphonic’s President and hearing conservation expert, Dr. Michael Santucci, will lead a presentation on hearing conservation.
“In designing the structure of this retreat, Billy wanted to devote a day to the art of listening. He asked me if I could extend that concept to include the importance of hearing,” notes Santucci. “That’s a great message for all musicians, and I am honored and excited at the opportunity to participate.”
“I felt that it would be tremendously valuable to educate our musician participants about hearing conservation, so we're delighted that Dr. Michael Santucci will present this important information from an expert's perspective,” added Cobham.
The retreat is open to drummers, bassists, keyboardists, and guitarists and includes five days of master classes. Activities will include lessons with Cobham and his team, with lectures, discussions, video resources, and playing exercises. There will also be nightly jam sessions and a special Saturday night performance featuring one or more chosen rhythm sections.
The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is now accepting applications. Candidates must supply a video audition and letter of recommendation. Applications are being accepted now through July 15 at www.billycobhamsretreat.com.