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July 20, 2014

INTRO TO PANDEIRO with Ami Molinelli Part 2

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Ami Molinelli SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 11:30 AM

Percussionist Ami Molinelli discusses pandeiro technique, styles and rhythms from northeast Brazil, in addition to choro and samba. The workshop includes a detailed presentation on what rhythms to use with each style of music and also covers secondary Brazilian percussion including caxixi, triangles, tamborims and more. Pandeiros and other percussion instruments provided for those who don’t have them. No experience necessary!

2 Sundays, 11:30am – 1:30pm
July 13, July 20

Please see Part 1 to register.

Ami Molinelli is a percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro. She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and is endorsed by LP (Latin Percussion)
and Rhythm Tech. Her credits include theater, television, recording and live performances with artists such as Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, Mike Patton, George Duke, Nilson Matta, Katia Moraes, The LA Choro Ensemble, Bossalicious and the LA Symphony Orchestra.

Start: July 20, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 20, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 2

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 19, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 1

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 13, 2014

THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZ HARMONY with Greg Johnson

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Greg Johnson SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2 PM

Saxophonist Greg Johnson explains of some of the more chromatic sounding tonalities (e.g., the altered scale, half-whole diminished scale and lydian dominant) and a creative system for practicing them. Exercises are incorporated into compositions, on which students are invited to play (optional). Every great jazz musician has the ability to “be the band” and portray the elements of time, harmony and melody by themselves. This system gives students a way to develop these skills. Handouts from The Language of Jazz Harmony text will be provided. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of jazz theory and facility with scales.

Currently a doctoral student serving on a teaching fellowship at the USC Thornton School of Music, Greg Johnson has worked steadily in Los Angeles as a saxophonist, composer and jazz educator. Johnson has appeared or recorded with jazz greats including Curtis Fuller, Billy Taylor, Dick Oatts, Jay Anderson, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and many more.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

CHART WRITING FOR VOCALISTS with Stephanie Bruce

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Chart Writing for Vocalists SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 2 PM

Clear, clean and accurate lead sheets are a must and this workshop shows you how to create professional quality charts using notation software. Students learn how to make lead sheets that get the job done! Finale PrintMusic is an affordable option. Students should purchase and install the software prior to the workshop and bring your laptop. You will also be introduced to the basics of PrintMusic.

Stephanie Bruce has been a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, teacher and producer for over 30 years. Her vocal sound has a multidimensional texture, emulating many of the great vocalists in jazz and pop music. Stephanie’s original compositions draw on jazz, the Great American Songbook and contemporary Brazilian music.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP with Mimi Fox

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Mimi Fox SUNDAY, JULY 13, 11:30 AM

A valuable overview of the current state of the music business with acclaimed guitarist, author and educator Mimi Fox. Topics covered include building an audience and working with fellow musicians, booking agents, managers, record companies, entertainment lawyers, publicity, marketing, social media and more. A Q&A period is provided.

Mimi Fox has over 35 years experience as an international touring and recording artist. She has recorded for major and independent labels as a leader and collaborated with many renowned jazz musicians.

Start: July 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

INTRO TO PANDEIRO with Ami Molinelli Part 1

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Ami Molinelli SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 11:30 AM

Percussionist Ami Molinelli discusses pandeiro technique, styles and rhythms from northeast Brazil, in addition to choro and samba. The workshop includes a detailed presentation on what rhythms to use with each style of music and also covers secondary Brazilian percussion including caxixi, triangles, tamborims and more. Pandeiros and other percussion instruments provided for those who don’t have them. No experience necessary!

2 Sundays, 11:30am – 1:30pm
July 13, July 20

Ami Molinelli is a percussionist and educator specializing in Brazilian and Latin percussion, especially the pandeiro. She is the co-leader of the Brazilian choro and jazz ensemble, Grupo Falso Baiano. Ami received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and is endorsed by LP (Latin Percussion)
and Rhythm Tech. Her credits include theater, television, recording and live performances with artists such as Luciana Souza, Jovino Santos-Neto, Mike Patton, George Duke, Nilson Matta, Katia Moraes, The LA Choro Ensemble, Bossalicious and the LA Symphony Orchestra.

Start: July 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 2

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 12, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 1

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 12, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 8, 2014

JAZZ PIANO HISTORY with Larry Vuckovich

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Larry Vuckovich SUNDAY, JUNE 8, NOON

For both musicians and fans, renowned pianist Larry Vuckovich offers a unique workshop highlighting the history of jazz piano. Larry will feature recordings of the masters and also demonstrate on piano their signature styles. Starting with the New Orleans sounds of Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Larry moves through swing era piano of Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum, and on to bebop era innovations of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Barry Harris. Vuckovich proceeds to the original jazz expressions of Erroll Garner, followed by the hard bop inflections of Red Garland and Sonny Clark, the post bop changes of Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan, and the further post bop extensions of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea. He concludes with the free jazz and atonal piano improvisation of Cecil Taylor. This exciting overview captures the characteristic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic expressions of a wide spectrum of jazz piano giants.

Special feature:

As a special feature Larry will discuss the importance of women in jazz, highlighting perhaps the most swinging female bebop pianist, Terry Pollard (He will also have a CD sample of her playing). A great Detroit scene pianist, Terry Pollard was also an excellent vibraphonist. When Larry recently mentioned her to Barry Harris, another Detroit great, Barry’s comment was ” She was the one! “

Larry Vuckovich gained first-hand knowledge from performances or recordings with many of the jazz greats including Dexter Gordon, Charles McPherson, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Higgins, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. Larry has been associated with several piano icons, such as Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and as the only student of Vince Guaraldi.

Start: June 8, 2014 12:00 pm
End: June 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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