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January 5, 2015

Steve Heckman Quintet featuring Howard Alden with Matt Clark, Marcus Shelby and Akira Tana

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Steve Heckman • MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 8 PM

Following up the critically acclaimed release CD Born to Be Blue, which remained on the Jazz Week Charts for 12 weeks and garnered a spot in the top 20 in national jazz radio airplay, Steve brings back his stellar quintet. The performance will celebrate his 4th CD, Search for Peace (their 2nd release on the Jazzed Media label), which has been on the Jazz Week Charts for 8 of the 9 weeks so far since its release, occupying spots in the top in the top 25 for 6 weeks, and peaking at #12. Steve’s 1st and 2nd CD’s (With John in Mind and Live at Yoshi’s) received international praise, the latter being chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle as 1 of the 10 best albums by a Bay Area jazz musician. Featuring Steve Heckman on tenor saxophone, New York virtuoso Howard Alden on guitar, internationally acclaimed Akira Tana on drums, multi-award winner Marcus Shelby on bass and the superb Matt Clark on keyboard.

Start: January 5, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 5, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

January 4, 2015

Blues Vocal Jam with Pamela Rose

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Pamela Rose SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 7 PM

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”).

Start: January 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Dick Hindman & Seward McCain

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Dick Hindman & Seward McCain SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 4:30 PM

Join these Bay Area jazz treasures for an afternoon of standards and originals. Featuring Dick Hindman on piano and Seward McCain on bass.

This concert has been made possible by a generous gift from Jacquelin and Sheafe Ewing.

Start: January 4, 2015 4:30 pm
End: January 4, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

January 3, 2015

Jua – Back to the Bay Colors of Life Release Tour

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Jua SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 8 PM

Vocalist Jua returns to the Bay Area to celebrate the release of his new album Colors of Life. Join for an evening of original music from Colors of Life and other jazz classics. Featuring Matt Clark on piano, Andrew Emer on bass, Alan Hall on drums and special guest Kasey Knudsen on saxophone.

“Jua is what, I feel, all jazz and improvisational artists aspire to be – ORIGINAL. He has amazing command of his voice, a unique and creative way of presenting his voice, and he is always striving to be better. Jua’s tone, sense of time and rhythm, and musicianship are all impeccable. A true artist.” – Terrence Brewer, multi-award winning guitarist

About Jua
Seven years ago, Jua Howard was making something of a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. Anticipation, his 2007 self-released debut CD of mostly original ballads, was picking up play on smooth-jazz and R&B stations. Yet Jua was having second thoughts about his musical direction. “I got tired of what I was doing,” the singer says. “With the neo-soul scene, everything started sounding the same.” Jua spent the next five years in Washington, DC, where he was a background vocalist with the Blackbyrds, the band best-known for such 1970s hits as “Walking in Rhythm” and “Happy Music.” “Jazz was clearly a big part of their foundation,” he says of the Blackbyrds. “Singing with them made me think about pursuing jazz as a career.” During the summer of 2009, Jua moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and enrolled at Berkeley’s Jazzschool Institute, now known as the California Jazz Conservatory. During his year there he became the first recipient of the school’s Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship, named for veteran poll-winning singer Murphy. He also studied privately with vocal coach Raz Kennedy, formerly of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra. Jua now emerges as a unique and highly emotive jazz vocal stylist with a remarkable sophomore 10-song CD Colors of Life recently released in June 2014. “Colors of Life is a rebirth of me as an artist,” he says. “I’m putting myself out there like, ‘This is who I am, and this is what’s in store.’ I’m making the statement of, ‘I’m here. This is what I’m supposed to do. This is my destiny.'”

Start: January 3, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

January 2, 2015

Chase Jackson Quintet

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chase jackson FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 8 PM

The Chase Jackson Quintet is comprised of four innovative young Bay Area musicians. With an emphasis on original music and unique arrangements, this group continues and expands on the tradition of modern acoustic jazz. Featuring Chase Jackson on vibraphone, Ian McArdle on piano, Giulio Cetto on bass an dMichael Quigg on drums.

Chase has performed at the Monterey, Kuriskiki, and Montreux Jazz Festivals and was a member of the band that won a DownBeat award for best high-school jazz ensemble. In addition to performances at many acclaimed venues within the United States, in January of 2013, Jackson led a month-long tour to China with his original quintet, CJQ. Chase has performed with a number of masters including Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jevaughn Jackson, Steve Turre, Calvin Keys, Justin Faulkner, Leo Blanco, Jamey Haddad, Rufus Reid, Chris Thile and Gary Bartz. Jackson studied jazz composition and performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Robin Eubanks, Jay Ashby, Paul Samules, Dan Wall, Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Wendell Logan and many others. Chase also has a degree in Political Science from The Oberlin College Of Arts and Sciences.

Start: January 2, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 21, 2014

TrumpetSuperGroup

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TrumpetSuperGroup SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 4:30 PM

The Bay Area’s most accomplished trumpet players team up to celebrate the holidays. Featuring Dave Scott, Erik Jekabson, Mike Olmos, Mario Guarneri, Doug Morton, Mark Inouye. With Dan Zemelman on piano, Daniel Fabricant on bass and Surya Prakasha on drums.

 

Start: December 21, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 21, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 19, 2014

CJC Senior Projects

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California Jazz Conservatory students Nick de Ryss, Tristan Norton and Kevin Coleman present their final projects.

 

 

Start: December 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 7, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performance

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 7, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

 

Sunday Dec 7 At the CJC
4:30 – 4:55 PM Middle School Ensemble (M 4:45) Hogan
5:00 – 5:25 PM High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Hogan
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (Sa. 11:45am) Hogan
6:00 – 6:25 PM Middle School Ensemble I (M 4:45) Knudsen
6:30 – 6:55 PM Middle School Ensemble II (T 4:45) Knudsen
7:00 – 7:25 PM Middle School Ensemble III (W 4:45) Knudsen
7:30 – 7:55 PM Middle School & High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Knudsen
8:00 – 8:25 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30pm) Knudsen
8:30 – 8:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 4:45pm) Hamilton
Start: December 7, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 6, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performances

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 6, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

Saturday Dec 6 At the CJC
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (W 4:45) Ewing
6:00 – 6:25 PM High School Ensemble (W 6:30) Ewing
6:30 – 6:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30) Jekabson
7:00 – 7:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop II Jekabson
8:00 – 8:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop I Zilber

 

Start: December 6, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 5, 2014

California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances

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The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) presents end-of-semester performances by a variety of student ensembles.

Friday December 5

6:30pm – Piano Trio, directed by Frank Martin
7:30pm – Horn Trio, directed by Dann Zinn
8:30pm – Brazilian Trio, directed by Marcos Silva

 

Start: December 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 5, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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