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October 26, 2014

MUSICAL LIAISONS: BILLIE HOLIDAY AND LESTER YOUNG with Ellen Johnson & Don Braden

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Ellen Johnson SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 12 PM

Billie Holiday “Lady Day” and Lester Young “Prez” had one of the most special musical relationships in the history of jazz. From the late 1930s, the two made music together that transcended into a perfect dance, often anticipating the other’s movements before they happened. This workshop explores the rich repertoire that became famous as a result of their enigmatic relationship. This is an opportunity to sing and play through the songs and analyze what contributes to the success of a musical partnership. Students are provided with several lead sheets of the classic songs that Lady Day and Prez performed together. Open to both vocalists and instrumentalists.

Ellen Johnson is an accomplished vocalist, educator, lyricist and author of the biography, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan (published by Rowman & Littlefield). She has performed and recorded with such jazz luminaries as Louie Bellson, Charles McPherson, Sheila Jordan, Don Braden and Roy McCurdy. Her newest release, “Form & formless,” features guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell.

Don Braden has toured the world leading his own ensembles, as a special guest, and as a sideman with greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes and many others. He has composed music for everything from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings (including 18 CDs as a leader and over 80 as a sideman), film and television, and worked several years as composer for Bill Cosby. He is also a world renowned educator, having spent nearly two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs

Start: October 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

November 2, 2014

EXPLORING THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF SLAVERY AND SONG with Linda Tillery – Part 1

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Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 2, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

November 9, 2014

EXPLORING THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF SLAVERY AND SONG with Linda Tillery – Part 2

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Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 9, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 9, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

November 16, 2014

EXPLORING THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF SLAVERY AND SONG with Linda Tillery – Part 3

linda-tillery

Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 16, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 16, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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