Jazzschool Events

September 22, 2013

Songwriting and Performance with Gretchen Parlato, Rebecca Martin & Becca Stevens


Tillery• SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10 AM

The Jazzschool is very pleased to host a day-long workshop with Rebecca MartinGretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens, three of the most highly acclaimed young vocalists and songwriters in New York, collectively known as TILLERY.

Participants have the opportunity to discuss and develop approaches to songwriting, band leading and performance in an intimate setting with these three renowned and accomplished musicians.

Meet new friends and get inspired in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere!

For all levels! Max enrollment: 15
10 am – 3 pm (with a break for lunch)

$150 advance purchase/$165 day of the workshop

Rebecca Martin is a widely respected two-decade veteran whose vocal and songwriting talents have allowed her to effortlessly straddle the worlds of jazz and pop.  She’s released half a dozen acclaimed albums, on which she’s worked with many of jazz’s most esteemed players, including Brian Blade, Paul Motian, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Martin’s husband, bassist Larry Grenadier.

Gretchen Parlato is one of the jazz world’s most celebrated rising vocalists.  She first rose to prominence when she finished in first place in the 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition.  Since then, she’s released three solo albums, as well as lending her voice to more than 50 albums, including high-profile releases by Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Lionel Loueke and Esperanza Spalding.

Becca Stevens has quickly emerged as one of the jazz scene’s brightest young lights.  In addition to releasing two albums of her original compositions with the Becca Stevens Band, she has sung with Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, and performed and/or recorded with such esteemed musicians as Taylor Eigsti, Eric Harland and Brad Mehldau.


Start: September 22, 2013 10:00 am
End: September 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $150

Sheri Julianne Friedlander and the Marcos Silva Quintet


Sheri FriedlanderSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 4:30 PM

Join Sheri Friedlander and the Marcos Silva Quintet as she celebrates the completion of her first album, slated to be released later this year. In honor of her father Herb Friedlander, Sheri will be performing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Cal Tjader, Dori Caymmi, Djavan, Burt Bacharach, Chico Pinheiro and more. Sheri has performed with Marcos Silva and Sol do Brasil since 2005.

Marcos Silva is a Grammy nominated composer, arranger pianist and Jazzschool Institute and Community School faculty member. Marcos has toured with Paquita  D’ Rivera, Bud Shank, and was the musical director for Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. Marcos has two CD projects with his band Intersection.

Start: September 22, 2013 4:30 pm
End: September 22, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $15

Blues Jam hosted by Pamela Rose

Pamela Rose


Take the stage and sing the blues with a killer band! Hosted by acclaimed vocalist Pamela Rose, this special Jazzschool vocal jam session is open to all singers. Please arrive by 6:30 to sign up to sing. No charts needed, but singers should be prepared to explain the form of their song in a few words (e.g. “12-bar blues in the key of F, shuffle”).

Pamela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist and educator who thrills audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. Rose is that rare breed of entertainer who connects solidly with her audience by always delivering a personal and unforgettable musical experience. Pamela’s Blues Vocal Workshops at the Jazzschool are always filled to the brim, and she loves teaching singers how to sit in with blues bands!

About the band:

Garth Webber is a legendary blues guitarist. He has toured and performed with Gregg Allman, Bill Champlin, Lydia Pense, Pamela Rose, Robben and Mark Ford, Miles Davis and Mose Allison, among others.

Chicago born Willie Riser is the first call bassist for touring blues legends Otis Clay, Carla Thomas, Lady Bianca, Frank Biner, Jules Broussard, Jackie Payne, & Ernie Johnson.

Drummer Rob Rhodes is a regular Jazzschool Blues Vocal Funshop accompanist, and has performed with Ledisi, Mary Wilson, Ed Kelly, Roy Obiedo, Denise Perrier and Faye Carol.

Start: September 22, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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