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July 27, 2014

SECRETS OF GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR with Paul Mehling

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Paul Mehling SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2 PM

This workshop focuses on various aspects of Gypsy jazz guitar in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. Topics include rhythm, picking, scales, arpeggios, chords, soloing, and more. One-on-one evaluation is available to all attendees, with a directed jam at the conclusion of the workshop, time permitting. Bring your instrument, recording device (or paper and pencil) and questions!

Guitarist Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco.

 

Start: July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 2

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE METRONOME IS YOUR FRIEND with Paul Mehling

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Paul Mehling SUNDAY, JULY 27, 11:30 AM

Returning with his popular workshop for musicians and singers of all levels, Mehling demonstrates a range of practice techniques making creative use of the metronome. Improve your productivity and increase your musicianship! Open to all.

Guitarist Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco.

 

Start: July 27, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 2

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 26, 2014

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 1

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

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

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 1

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

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
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