Jazzschool Events

July 5, 2014

Arabelle Schoenberg & Nora Stanley Group at the Fillmore Jazz Festival

Rising stars in the Jazzschool Young Musicians Program, pianist Arabelle Schoenberg and saxophonist Nora Stanley perform at the 2014 Fillmore Jazz Festival. Click here for festival details.

 

Start: July 5, 2014 10:15 am
End: July 5, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: Fillmore Jazz Festival
Address:
Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA, United States

June 29, 2014

Akira Tana and Otonawa

Akira Tana

Akira Tana SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 4:30 PM

Drummer Akira Tana leads Otonowa, presenting jazz interpretations of Japanese folk and pop melodies, some dating as far back as the 18th century. Proceeds from this concert  will go to raise funds for Otonowa’s Northern Japan Tour, in which Otonowa will perform for the communities still rebuilding from the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Please click here to see how you can support the group’s efforts! Featuring Masaru Koga on reeds, flutes and percussion, Ken Noriyuki Okada on bass, Art Hirahara on piano, and Akira Tana on drums and percussion.

Otonowa

From left: Ken Okada, Art Hirahara, Masaru Koga, Akira Tana

In 2011 this top quartet of Bay Area musicians first performed under the name Otonowa, having been asked to perform for a benefit for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. Subsequently this group has performed multiple benefit concerts, and traveled to Japan in late March of 2013 to perform in northern Japan, aiding the relief efforts there that continue to this day. Click here for more details and biographies.

Start: June 29, 2014 4:30 pm
End: June 29, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 27, 2014

Summer Youth Program Concert

summer youth program

JSYP FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 6 PM • FREE

Join JSYP campers as they present their end-of-camp performance for family and friends.

Start: June 27, 2014 6:00 pm
End: June 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 22, 2014

Vocal Jam

Vocal Jam

Vocal Jam SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 7 PM

The Jazzschool 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: June 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

The Holly Martins — Live Recording Session 2

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The Holly Martins SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 4:30 PM

A groundbreaking and virtuosic trio of voice, saxophone and guitar, The Holly Martins is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of jazz and improvised music without a traditional rhythm section. Featuring Lorin Benedict on voice, Kasey Knudsen on alto saxophone, and Eric Vogler on guitar.

Lorin Benedict
An improvising vocalist (scat singer, essentially) living in the Bay Area, Lorin Benedict attempts to introduce more structurally-involved elements into the field of vocal improvisation. Most of his work in this area is centered loosely in the jazz idiom.

Lorin joined the fold of musicians rather late in life, at the age of 31, after many years of listening to recordings and live performances, many of which involved members of his immediate family (all of whom are/were orchestral musicians in the western classical tradition). Lorin appears on a few commercially available recordings in projects led by others: with rapper Malik Ameer – Sanctified (Satori Recordings, 2003), Nothing Better To Do (Satori Recordings, 2006), and The Roseline (2007); with Steve Coleman and Five Elements- Lucidarium (Label Bleu, 2004); with John Schott- John Schott’s Typical Orchestra (Smash the State, 2005); with Howard Wiley- The Angola Project (2007); with the Mitch Marcus Quintet- Countdown 2 Meltdown (Porto Franco, 2010). The Edgetone release, No. No. Yes. No. (2010), by The Holly Martins is Lorin’s first recording with which he has shared creative control.

“…completely redefines the concept of scat singing…technically astounding, inevitably comic and ultimately impressive.”  – Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

Kasey Knudsen
Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based saxophonist, composer and educator. Knudsen has been commissioned by the Jazzschool’s Emerging Artist Series to write and perform new work as well as Intersection For The Arts and the De Young Museum. She leads her own trio and sextet that focus on original music and arrangements; she co-leads The Schimscheimer Family Trio along with Bay area Drummer Jon Arkin and pianist Michael Coleman, and The Holly Martins.

Eric Vogler
Guitarist, bassist and composer Eric Vogler combines a broad interest in African-American and European lineages of art music with an inherent geekiness to produce a unique personal musical language. Eric studied as a youth with Los Angeles guitarists Pete Snell and G. G. Bobues. At UC Berkeley, encounters with pianist Bevan Manson and saxophonist Steve Coleman suggested further avenues for expressions of his interests through music. Besides the above influences, Eric’s forays into algorithmically generated music have created an ongoing dialogue in his understanding of musical form and structure.

Start: June 22, 2014 4:30 pm
End: June 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 21, 2014

The Holly Martins — Live Recording Session 1

holly-martins

The Holly Martins SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 8 PM

A groundbreaking and virtuosic trio of voice, saxophone and guitar, The Holly Martins is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of jazz and improvised music without a traditional rhythm section. Featuring Lorin Benedict on voice, Kasey Knudsen on alto saxophone, and Eric Vogler on guitar.

Lorin Benedict
An improvising vocalist (scat singer, essentially) living in the Bay Area, Lorin Benedict attempts to introduce more structurally-involved elements into the field of vocal improvisation. Most of his work in this area is centered loosely in the jazz idiom.

Lorin joined the fold of musicians rather late in life, at the age of 31, after many years of listening to recordings and live performances, many of which involved members of his immediate family (all of whom are/were orchestral musicians in the western classical tradition). Lorin appears on a few commercially available recordings in projects led by others: with rapper Malik Ameer – Sanctified (Satori Recordings, 2003), Nothing Better To Do (Satori Recordings, 2006), and The Roseline (2007); with Steve Coleman and Five Elements- Lucidarium (Label Bleu, 2004); with John Schott- John Schott’s Typical Orchestra (Smash the State, 2005); with Howard Wiley- The Angola Project (2007); with the Mitch Marcus Quintet- Countdown 2 Meltdown (Porto Franco, 2010). The Edgetone release, No. No. Yes. No. (2010), by The Holly Martins is Lorin’s first recording with which he has shared creative control.

“…completely redefines the concept of scat singing…technically astounding, inevitably comic and ultimately impressive.”  – Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

Kasey Knudsen
Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based saxophonist, composer and educator. Knudsen has been commissioned by the Jazzschool’s Emerging Artist Series to write and perform new work as well as Intersection For The Arts and the De Young Museum. She leads her own trio and sextet that focus on original music and arrangements; she co-leads The Schimscheimer Family Trio along with Bay area Drummer Jon Arkin and pianist Michael Coleman, and The Holly Martins.

Eric Vogler
Guitarist, bassist and composer Eric Vogler combines a broad interest in African-American and European lineages of art music with an inherent geekiness to produce a unique personal musical language. Eric studied as a youth with Los Angeles guitarists Pete Snell and G. G. Bobues. At UC Berkeley, encounters with pianist Bevan Manson and saxophonist Steve Coleman suggested further avenues for expressions of his interests through music. Besides the above influences, Eric’s forays into algorithmically generated music have created an ongoing dialogue in his understanding of musical form and structure.

Start: June 21, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 20, 2014

Summer Youth Program Concert

summer youth program

JSYP FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 6 PM • FREE

Join JSYP campers as they present their end-of-camp performance for family and friends.

Start: June 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: June 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 14, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program High School Concerts

young musicians performances

JYMP Performances SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 5 PM • FREE

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

5:00 – 5:25 PM Middle School Ensemble Hogan
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (Thur) Hogan
6:00 – 6:25 PM High School Ensemble (Mon) Hogan
6:30 – 6:55 PM High School Ensemble. (Wed. 4:45) Ewing
7:00 – 7:25 PM High School Ensemble (Wed 6:30) Ewing
7:30 – 7:55 PM High School Ensemble (Tue) Jekabson
8:00 – 9:00 PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop II Jekabson

 

Start: June 14, 2014 5:00 pm
End: June 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Phone: 510-845-5373
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 14, 2014 – June 19, 2014

JCMS Student Performance Series

JCMS Student Performance Series

JCMS Student Performance Series JUNE 10-19, Various Times • FREE

JCMS Adult Program students take the stage for this end-of-quarter performance series. Come hear exciting sets from our many ensemble and vocal courses, including jazz, Brazilian, salsa, R&B and much more.

Tuesday June 10
6:00 – 6:25 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section I Seward McCain
6:30 – 6:55 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section II Seward McCain
7:00 – 7:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:55 PM Musician, Singer, Artist, Storyteller Maye Cavallaro
9:00 – 9:30 PM Afro-Venezuelan Percussion Jackie Rago
Wednesday June 11
4:45 – 5:55 PM Pop & R&B Vocal Performance for Teens Kyra Gordon
6:00 – 6:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
6:30 – 6:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
7:00 – 10:00 PM Blues Vocal Funshop & Advanced Blues Lab Pamela Rose
Thursday June 12
5:00 – 5:55 PM From Glee and Beyond — Musical Theater for Teens Ken Helman
6:00 – 6:55 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials Ellen Johnson
7:00 – 7:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs Glenn Richman
7:30 – 7:55 PM Music of the Masters Glenn Richman
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 8:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
9:00 – 9:55 PM Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers Sandy Cressman
Saturday June 14
11:30 – 11:55 AM Latin Percussion Omar Ledezma
12:00 – 12:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs II Glenn Richman
12:30 – 12:55 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs III Glenn Richman
1:00 – 1:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs IV Glenn Richman
1:30 – 1:55 PM Piano Trio Section VI Mark Levine
2:30 – 2:55 PM Ben Rivers Solo Performance
3:00 – 3:55 PM For the Love of Singing Faith Winthrop
Sunday June 15
2:00 – 2:25 PM Beginning Jazz Ensemble Rob Ewing
2:30 – 3:25 PM Blues and Groove Workshop Danny Caron
3:30 – 4:25 PM Beatles Choir Ellen Robinson
Monday June 16
6:00 – 7:25 PM Piano Trio Sections I – III Peter Horvath
7:30 – 7:55 PM
8:00 – 8:55 PM Guitar Trio Mimi Fox
9:00 – 9:25 PM Balkan and Romani (“Gypsy”) Ensemble Rumen Shopov
Tuesday June 17
6:00 – 6:25 PM Salsa Workshop I David Belove
6:30 – 6:55 PM Salsa Workshop II (with Salsa Singing) Belove and Cambon
7:00 – 7:25 PM Piano Trio Section IV Debbie Poryes
7:30 – 7:55 PM Piano Trio Section V Debbie Poryes
Wednesday June 18
5 – 5:30 PM Jazz Ensemble Dave Scott
6:30 – 6:55 PM Bebop Ensemble Kasey Knudsen
7:00 – 7:25 PM Post Bop Kasey Knudsen
7:30 – 9:30 PM R&B Vocal Performance Raz Kennedy
Thursday June 19
6:00 – 6:50 PM Music of John McLaughlin Frank Martin
7:00 – 8:00 PM World Groove Ensemble Jennifer Jolly
8:15 – 8:45 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:00 – 10 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre

 

Start: June 14, 2014
End: June 19, 2014
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

June 13, 2014

Dick Conte Birthday Celebration

Dick Conte

Dick ConteFRIDAY, JUNE 13, 8 PM

Pianist Dick Conte and friends celebrate his birthday in the CJC’s annual benefit concert to support the Dick Conte Jazz Piano Scholarship Fund. Scholarship recipient announced at the concert! Featuring Steve Heckman on saxophones, Steve Webber on bass and Bill Moody on drums.

Start: June 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: June 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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