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Music Salon Registration Fee


The Salon is a fun and informative series of classes, covering a truly eclectic variety of music. Enjoy learning about and listening to music in the intimate setting of Tom's Venice home, with wine and cheese and lively commentary. This winter, Tom will present a new thematic music salon, with topics ranging from the Afro-Cuban musical connection, amazing jazz vocals, the passionate and mournful music of saudade and duende, music of the silk road, and more.

Tom's Music Salon will run on six Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., between February 15 to March 22, 2011. See below for sample syllabus/content. Class size is limited. Previous salons have sold out, so register early to reserve your spot! The cost is $450.00 for the series. Current KCRW members receive a 10% Fringe Benefits discount (proof of membership will be required at first session). Payment by cash, check, or credit cards accepted. Please note, no refunds or cancellations after February 8.

"I had high expectations...and they were exceeded. Thanks for all your hard work in exposing us to such incredible music and your depth of knowledge." – Leslie L. (past salon participant)

Music Salon Sample Syllabus/Content

February 15—The Afro-Cuban Connection: Who influenced whom and an exploraton of cross-cultural musical synergies

February 22—Music of Saudade and Duende: Fado, flamenco, and beyond

March 1—Jazz Vocals: Jazz singers male and female, torch songs, swing, jazz masters new and old

March 8—Music of the Silk Road: Iran, China, Afghanistan, India, and Tuva

March 15—Global Divas: Great female singers from around the world

March 22—Guest Deejay Night: Participants bring and share a piece of music that they love

E-mail Tom for more information or to reserve your space:

About Tom Schnabel

Tom Schnabel attended USC, The Sorbonne, and UCLA. He has taught in Los Angeles (UCLA Extension, SCIARC, Mt. Saint Mary's College) and in Paris (Ecole Universelle). He is the author of two books (Stolen Moments: Conversations with Contemporary Musicians and Rhythm Planet: The Great World Music Makers), and numerous articles about music for various publications. He is best known, however, as KCRW's first music director and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic (1979—1991). Tom has produced a number of recordings (Trance Planet, vols. 1–5), and done music supervision for advertising and movies. He has served as Program Advisor for the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall, and continues to host weekly music shows for KCRW on Sunday afternoons from noon to 2 p.m.