Jazzschool Events

December 7, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performance

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 7, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

 

Sunday Dec 7 At the CJC
4:30 – 4:55 PM Middle School Ensemble (M 4:45) Hogan
5:00 – 5:25 PM High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Hogan
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (Sa. 11:45am) Hogan
6:00 – 6:25 PM Middle School Ensemble I (M 4:45) Knudsen
6:30 – 6:55 PM Middle School Ensemble II (T 4:45) Knudsen
7:00 – 7:25 PM Middle School Ensemble III (W 4:45) Knudsen
7:30 – 7:55 PM Middle School & High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Knudsen
8:00 – 8:25 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30pm) Knudsen
8:30 – 8:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 4:45pm) Hamilton
Start: December 7, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

SECRETS OF GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR with Paul Mehling

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Paul Mehling SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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: December 7, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 7, 2014 4:00 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, DECEMBER 7, 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: December 7, 2014 11:30 am
End: December 7, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 6, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performances

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 6, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

Saturday Dec 6 At the CJC
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (W 4:45) Ewing
6:00 – 6:25 PM High School Ensemble (W 6:30) Ewing
6:30 – 6:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30) Jekabson
7:00 – 7:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop II Jekabson
8:00 – 8:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop I Zilber

 

Start: December 6, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 5, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performance at The Sound Room

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 5, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage at The Sound Room for their end-of-quarter performance series.

Friday Dec 5 At the Sound Room
7:00- 7:40 PM High School Ensemble (Mon. 6:30pm) Colin Hogan
7:45-8:30 PM High School Funk Ensemble (Sat. 10am) Joe Bagale


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: December 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 5, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances

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The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) presents end-of-semester performances by a variety of student ensembles.

Friday December 5

6:30pm – Piano Trio, directed by Frank Martin
7:30pm – Horn Trio, directed by Dann Zinn
8:30pm – Brazilian Trio, directed by Marcos Silva

 

Start: December 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 5, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 1, 2014

Studio Band with Rory Snyder’s Night Band at the Freight & Salvage

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Studio Band • MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8 PM

The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program’s award-winning Studio Band (2nd place finalists, 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival) shares the bill with Rory Snyder’s Night  Band. This exciting and rare pairing of two generations of world-class big bands is not to be missed! Under the direction of leading Bay Area educator Dave Eshelman.


The Jazzschool Studio Band
This award-winning ensemble trains advanced high school musicians from throughout the Bay Area. Students develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This ensemble performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the U.S. Jazzschool Studio Bands have played at Yoshi’s and Savanna Jazz, as well as jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France and the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland.

The Night Jazz Band directed by Rory Snyder is considered as one of the top Community College evening jazz ensembles in California, and one of the longest running at 41+ years. The group has achieved a top-notch reputation by winning or placing high in the Pacific Coast Collegiate and Reno Jazz Festivals. Since Rory Snyder was hired as Director of Jazz Studies in 1990 the Night Jazz Band has recorded 3 CDs, the first featuring Phil Woods and the second featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi. The latest release is DVC Jazz Live at Yoshi’s w/ Bob Mintzer. The Night Band has also appeared at Yoshi’s Jazz Club many times and had a very successful tour of China. They have also taken jazz cruises and played at the CMEA State Conference. The band is now a fee-based class, meaning we have to raise the money to keep the band going. Our bi-annual Yoshi’s gigs are best fundraisers for us, so any ticket you buy for a Night Jazz Band gig helps support the future of the band.

Rory resumed a strong guest artist program with guests including Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Michael Wolff, Bruce Forman, Bobby Hutcherson, Don Menza, John Clayton, Gordon Goodwin, Louie Bellson, Ed Shaughnessy, Grant Geissman, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Wallace, Tom Politzer and more.

Start: December 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Freight & Salvage
Phone: 510-644-2020
Address:
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, 94704, United States

November 23, 2014

Vocal Jam Session

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Angharad Jones SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 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: November 23, 2014 7:15 pm
End: November 23, 2014 9:15 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

The Directors!

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The Directors! SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 4:30 PM

The Jazzschool Board of Directors takes the stage for this second annual fall concert!

Start: November 23, 2014 4:30 pm
End: November 23, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

EXPLORING THE FINGERBOARD — A COMPREHENSIVE ARPEGGIOBASED APPROACH with Jeff Massanari

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Jeff Massanari SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2 PM

This class teaches a simple yet effective way of using arpeggios as a base for playing through chord changes. Students learn fingerings and practice applying them to songs. By using different approach patterns, students can greatly improve their ability to create jazz lines over chord progressions.

Start: November 23, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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