Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2013

Student's comments:

Rene Trossman (USA)

Blues Guitar

Rene Trossman is a guitar player with a long history in Blues Music. Since turning pro in 1985 Rene has just about done it all. The fantastic Chicago club scene, where he was a regular at both South Side and West Side clubs, playing with the likes of Chick Willis, Deitra Farr, Byther Smith, Nate Turner, Iceman Robinson, Eb Davis, Lorenzo Thompson, Sharon Lewis and others.

The various musicians who appear with Rene Trossman are among the best blues players from the Prague scene, with both Czechs and Expats from other countries living in Prague.

RENE TROSSMAN has had his new-thing together in Prague since February of 2003. The band is either a quartet with Rene on guitar and vocals, with keyboards, bass, drums, or a sextet, adding horns, forming “The Little-Big Band”. The band has regular gigs in Prague, and plays all around Czech Republic. Rene takes it on the road as well, having played in 15 countries already.

Rene plays straight-ahead, Chicago, West-side and south-side style, blues, in the tradition of the ’50s and ’60s Chicago scene. The band mostly plays Rene’s original music, while paying homage to the greats of Chicago’s “Golden Era of the Blues”, the ’50’s and ’60’s.

Rene’s love for the incredible stars of that era is evident, as they like to romp through material by Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Earl Hooker and other blues artists of the era.

The lessons attempt to familiarize students with chord voicing, playing in position, harmonizing, and some of the “comping” and soloing techniques used in blues playing.

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