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October 11, 2014

The Broun Fellinis

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The Broun Fellinis SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 8 PM

Formed 1991 in San Francisco, The Broun Fellinis play a soulful and aggressive style of post modern improvised/composed jazzical sound that is informed by dub, Afrobeat, abstract funk, hardcore/psych/prog rock and film soundtracks (the darker and more atmospheric the better). Featuring Kevin Carnes on drums and sampler (Beatnigs, UAF), David Boyce on tenor and soprano saxophone, efx, synth, and spoken word, and Kirk Peterson on electric bass.

The group has been profiled on NPR and BET in the US and on Radio Nova in France. They’ve traveled to Spain to perform at the San Sebastian International Jazz Festival and to British Columbia for the du Maurier festival. Other festival appearances include the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Stern Grove Festival in SF, the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle and more. Broun Fellinis have toured with Ben Harper and performed with many greats such as The Last Poets, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour, Erykah Badu, the Roots, Mos Def, Gil Scott-Heron, Zakir Hussain, Bernie Worrell, Eric McFadden, George Clinton, Mystic Journeymen, Jimmy Smith, Prince Lasha, Les Claypool, Buckethead, Aceyalone, Mikah 9, Antibalas, Blackalicious, General Public, Ravi Coltrane, Eric McFadden, 311 and more.

Start: October 11, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 11, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

October 10, 2014

Ellen Johnson

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Ellen Johnson • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8 PM

Celebrating the release of her highly anticipated book Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan, Ellen Johnson performs in dedication to her musical mentors. Johnson will present selections from her soon-to-be-released album Form & Formless, along with free improvisations that are the centerpiece of the project. Featuring Jason Martineau on piano, Peter Barshay on bass, and Bryan Bowman on drums. A limited number of signed copies of the book Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan will be available at the concert.

“While other singers are rehashing the great American songbook, Johnson is putting it through the meat grinder and creating a whole new menu.” – George Harris, All About Jazz

Start: October 10, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

October 5, 2014

Blues Vocal Jam with Pamela Rose

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Pamela Rose SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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: October 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Art Lande & Peter Sommer

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Art Lande & Peter SommerSUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 4:30 PM

Pianist Art Lande and saxophonist Peter Sommer make for a powerful duo, presenting a set of original compositions, special arrangements of standards, and open improvisations in a language that is both unique and dynamic. Their album Sioux County has been rapturously received worldwide. Sommer’s strong sound, prodigious technique and lyrical sense combine with Lande’s unpredictable accents and color shifts to make a music somehow familiar and freshly original at the same time.

Start: October 5, 2014 4:30 pm
End: October 5, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

October 4, 2014

Ruthie Dineen and Doug Lee Plus (RDL+)

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RDL+ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 8 PM

With their 2014 debut album, Más P’alla Va, RDL+ is building an original sound that embodies the members’ collective ideas, inspirations, and histories. RDL+ is Ruthie Dineen on keys and Doug Lee on bass plus the Bay Area’s best up-and-coming musicians. The group focuses on writing and playing original compositions, with ample room for improvisation. While maintaining an aesthetic that stems from jazz, the group experiments with odd meters, timbre, form, and melodic ideas. The exploratory nature of the group is always rooted in the essence of the composed or arranged pieces. Join RDL+ as they celebrate the release of Mas P’alla Va, which literally means “to the other side we go.” For Dineen and Lee it translates to living here, now, playing with open minds and hearts, and sharing music in a fully intentional yet free way. ruthiedineen.com dougleemusic.com

Start: October 4, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 4, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

October 3, 2014

Electreo

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Electreo • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 8 PM

A trio with numerous credits in the worlds of jazz, fusion and classical, Electreo presents a contemporary interpretation of a myriad of jazz styles. Electreo’s sound is richer and more robust than one might expect from a trio. A unique combination of electric bassoon with bass and drums, the instrumentation lends itself to music that is both open and full, harmonically developed, and rhythmically engaging. Featuring Jeff Denson on bass, Paul Hanson on bassoon,and Alan Hall on drums.

Start: October 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 3, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Advanced HS Jazz Workshops I and II at The Sound Room

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AHSJW I & II OCTOBER 3, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

Advanced HS Jazz Workshops I and II take the stage at The Sound Room for special performance.

 

Please note this concert is at The Sound Room in Oakland.

About The Sound Room
The Sound Room is not your average jazz club. It is the downtown Oakland home of Bay Area Jazz & Arts, Inc (BAJA), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. It is a music and art program by and for people who love music, especially jazz. BAJA focuses on programs that encourage understanding of Jazz, America’s original music tradition.

The club was designed for its conception to be an intimate listening environment where fans can get up close to the performers. This all ages venue offers healthy food, beer, wine and soft drinks with cabaret seating.

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Start: October 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 3, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

September 28, 2014

Vocal Jam Session

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Vocal Jam SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 7 PM

The Jazzschool Community Music School Vocal Department presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up.

 

 

 
Start: September 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Kenny Washington with The Michael O’Neill Quintet

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Kenny Washington & Michael O’Neill SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 4:30 PM

Dubbed as “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Join Kenny and saxophonist Michael O’Neill and his Quintet as they recaptured their musical connection found on their collaboration albums, The Long and Short of It and Still Dancing. Featuring John R. Burr on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Alan Hall on drums, Erik Jekabson on trumpet, Michael O’Neill on saxophone and vocalists Kenny Washington.

If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is so rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive that subsequent saxophone solos often pale, and his intonation is so precise that it becomes noticeable if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz. This man is a must-see.

Michael has performed and/or recorded with Idris Muhammad, Joe Locke, Michael Wolff, Giacomo Gates, Eddie Fisher, Rodney Jones, Kim Nalley, Jackie Ryan, Tony Lindsay, Margie Baker, Akira Tana, Faye Carol, Brenda Boykin, Nicolas Bearde, Jeff Chambers, Rob Schneiderman, Mark Levine, Frank Jackson, Frank Martin, Larry Dunlap, Bobbi Norris, Peter Horvath, Matt Clark, Smith Dobson, Don Haas, Dave Mathews, Michael Bluestein, Omar Clay, Scott Morris and many others.

Start: September 28, 2014 4:30 pm
End: September 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 27, 2014

Aruán Ortiz

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Aruán Ortiz SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 8 PM

Critically acclaimed Cuban pianist, award-winning composer, and a solid producer and educator, not only on the New York City scene, but internationally as well.  Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music”, and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions.

Start: September 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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