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Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

Coming from the "four mallet school", Ed Saindon has developed and continues to refine a pianistic approach to mallet playing which involves a consistent utilization of all four mallets via the Fulcrum Grip, a four mallet grip he developed for vibraphone and marimba playing. Saindon has absorbed and transferred the influences from the piano lineage that stretches from Fats Waller and Art Tatum up to the present. Originally a drummer, he began playing the vibraphone and piano while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1972-1976.

As a concert artist and clinician, Saindon has traveled throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Japan. He has played and or recorded with Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, Ken Peplowski, Warren Vache, Mick Goodrick, Fred Hersch, Peter Erskine, John Scofield, Jeff Hamilton, Adam Macowicz, Dick Sudhalter, Ed Thigpen, George Masso, Dan Barrett, Louie Bellson, Herb Pomeroy, Dick Johnson, Howard Alden, Dave McKenna, Chuck Hedges, Marvin Stamm, Michael Moore and others.

In addition to performing, Saindon's other passion is music education. He is a Professor at Berklee where he has been teaching since 1976 and is also active as a clinician sponsored by Yamaha and Vic Firth. As an author, his book Berklee Practice Method: Vibraphone has been published by Berklee Press and German publisher Advance Music recently issued his new book Exploration in Rhythm, Volume 1, Rhythmic Phrasing in Improvisation.

In addition to writing books, Saindon has authored many articles on music education, jazz theory and improvisation. His articles have appeared in many publications including Down Beat, Percussivive Notes (Percussive Arts Society magazine) and Percussioner International. He is currently the vibraphone and jazz mallet editor for the Percussive Arts Society.

Saindon is active as a composer for his own recordings. His last two recordings as a leader, Key Play with Kenny Werner and Depth of Emotion with Dave Liebman, have featured his compositions.

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Choruses on Orthinology (How High The Moon) based upon Tony's written out chorus Video Embed 11/23/2021 - 16:26
"A Treasure Moment" Video Embed 11/16/2020 - 07:54
"Skylark" by Hoagy Carmichael Video Embed 11/15/2020 - 16:25
"Satin Doll" - vibes and hi hats Video Embed 11/15/2020 - 16:21
"Farmer's Trust" by Pat Metheny Video Embed 09/16/2020 - 09:59
"What Kind Of Fool Am I' - Solo Vibraphone Video Embed 09/02/2020 - 19:43
The Nearness Of You" Solo Vibraphone with a focus on dampening Video Embed 08/28/2020 - 07:09
"Way Maker" - Solo Vibes Video Embed 08/25/2020 - 09:06
"My Ship" by Kurt Weill - Solo Vibraphone Video Embed 08/18/2020 - 16:38
"In My Life" - John Lennon and Paul McCartney Video Embed 08/12/2020 - 07:58
Out Of Nowhere - vibes, bass and piano Video Embed 08/10/2020 - 08:02
Bluesette - vibes, bass and piano Video Embed 08/10/2020 - 08:00
"Question and Answer" by Pat Metheny Video Embed 08/07/2020 - 16:23
"A Simple Sentiment" - solo vibes Video Embed 08/07/2020 - 16:20
Bright Size Life by Pat Metheny - Solo Vibes Video Embed 07/27/2020 - 07:46
Body and Soul Video Embed 07/27/2020 - 07:45
Lines on "Stella By Starlight" Video Embed 07/24/2020 - 15:08
Never Never Land from Peter Pan Video Embed 07/18/2020 - 13:45
How Deep Is The Ocean Video Embed 07/18/2020 - 13:43
"Portrait Of Our Time" Video Embed 07/17/2020 - 07:48
"Portrait Of Our Time" Video Embed 07/17/2020 - 07:47
Burton arrangement of "The Summer Knows" Story 07/14/2020 - 07:57
Theme from The Flintstones - Rhythm Changes Video Embed 07/12/2020 - 07:19
"Gabriele's Oboe" by Ennio Morricone from the movie "The Mission" Video Embed 07/09/2020 - 08:26
Theme from "Cinema Paradiso" Video Embed 07/07/2020 - 08:05