August 24, 2014
The annual performance of Eli Goldlink’s Flavor of the Month Club Band is upon us again! Showcasing all original music (some old and some new and some spoken word too) with special guests and surprises a-plenty. Free gift for the first 50 guests. Featuring Eli Goldlink on keyboard, Bil Hager on bass, Adriana Marerro on vocals, Loe Nudell-Lee on vocals and Tony Owen on guitar.
August 23, 2014
Enjoy a night of original jazz compositions and fresh arrangements. Featuring Madison Bohrer on saxophone, Luis Salcedo on guitar, Casey Mattson on piano, Colin McCuen on bass and Dillon Vado on drums and vibraphone.
The 2014 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series is made possible in part by a generous gift from David and Beth Sawi.
August 22, 2014
Rising star jazz guitarist Jenelle Roccaforte performs a night of sensational music with one of the Bay Area’s finest groups, The Hogan Bros. Modern jazz, funky grooves and odd meters are just some of the styles you will experience in this show. It will be an evening of original music and arrangements that pay homage to Jenelle’s influences including Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny and John Scofield. Featuring Jenelle Roccaforte on guitar, Colin Hogan on keyboard and melodica, Steve Hogan on electric bass and Julian Hogan on drums. roccafortemusic.com
August 17, 2014
Using transcriptions from great guitarists, pianists and horn players, students review great lines for individual chords (from the major, minor, and dominant families) as well as for progressions (II-Vs and turnarounds). Examples will be analyzed to help understand the jazz language and how to relate these lines to existing scale and arpeggio patterns. Please bring your guitar! Suggested prerequisites: knowledge of major scales, basic arpeggios, some diatonic harmony knowledge, II-Vs and key centers.
Guitarist Jeff Massanari has performed with Kenny Washington, Pamela Rose, Wally Schnalle, Mary Wilson, Keely Smith, Kim Nalley and Denise Perrier. He has appeared at the Umbria Jazz Festival, Beijing Conservatory, Davies Symphony Hall, Stern Grove, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi’s, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and Theatre Works.
The Great American Songbook is a collection of tunes written from 1930 to 1950 and is a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians. While many songs by the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are well known, there are countless other composers and lyricists whose songs are not performed as often. This 3-part workshop focuses on these less frequently performed pieces. Workshop time includes listening to recorded examples by jazz greats to develop ideas for new arrangements. Instructor Maye Cavallaro provides 10 lead sheets for songs including practice-backing tracks. An accompanist joins the group during the third session, for students to perform arrangement ideas.
Sundays, August 3, 10 & 17
Noon – 3pm including lunch break
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, August 17
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.
August 16, 2014
Join Jazzschool Vocal Intensive students as they share their artistic growth developed from a five-day Intensive Workshop with Theo Bleckmann & Laurie Antonioli.
The tools necessary to play bebop at a high level make learning this style of jazz beneficial to musicians of all levels and genres. The instructor provides a detailed practice curriculum for students interested in improving their ability to play bebop, and discusses effective techniques to ensure students get the most out of each and every practice session.
Saxophonist Chris Sullivan is a senior at the California Jazz Conservatory.
This workshop is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.
August 15, 2014
Following a week of study with internationally-acclaimed jazz guitarists Mimi Fox, John Pisano and John Stowell, Jazzschool Jazz Guitar Intensive students present an evening of standards and originals.
August 10, 2014
As jazz musicians, there is no end to our quest for technical perfection. Everybody wishes they had “better chops” and this means we all feel some degree of technical limitation. So how do we still play a strong solo? Dave Scott leads this hands-on workshop to shed light on what really makes for a “good” solo. The best soloists don’t always have the most technical skill and Dave explores some of the less technical aspects of playing that are also important to becoming the most effective performers we can be. Please bring your instrument.
Trumpeter Dave Scott has toured and recorded with Boz Scaggs, TOTO, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, the Realistic Orchestra, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Brass Monkey Brass Band, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Dave Scott Jazz Quartet. In the classical realm, he has recorded or performed with the Honolulu Symphony, the Napa Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra.