Jazzschool Events

August 2, 2014

THE ART OF BRUSH PLAYING with Jon Arkin

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Jon Arkin SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 3:15 PM

Brushes are among the most effective and essential tools available for drummers when playing in an acoustic jazz context. This workshop provides an overview of brush techniques and concepts, including basic time patterns, variations, accents, textural possibilities, articulation and finger control. Moving beyond the fundamentals, it also covers the ways that brushes can open one’s playing up to new ideas, dynamics and interactive possibilities. Open to all drummers, as well as anyone interested in learning basic time playing with brushes.

Jon Arkin has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians since receiving his degree from the University of Miami. Credits include Julian Lage, Wil Blades, Dayna Stephens and others.

Start: August 2, 2014 3:15 pm
End: August 2, 2014 5:15 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 1, 2014

High School Intensive Performance

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High School Intensive Performance • FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 8 PM

The week-long High School Jazz Intensive culminates in a performance of top high school jazz instrumentalists alongside an incredible faculty band.

 

 

Start: August 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 27, 2014

Vocal Jam Session

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Angharad Jones SUNDAY, JULY 27, 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: July 27, 2014 7:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Drunk with Song: A Concert by Barry Warren

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Barry Warren SUNDAY, JULY 27, 4:30 PM

Known for his discerning taste and soaring delivery, Barry invites you to share in a delightful selection of rediscovered songs too beautiful to be forgotten.

Barry Warren has been creating lyrics for jazz instrumental compositions for over 30 years. His songs are performed by many Bay Area jazz vocalists. In addition, he has performed in and created arrangements for several vocal jazz groups. Currently Barry performs as a solo vocalist, known and admired for his extensive repertoire and for his ability to communicate meaning and emotion when he sings.

Part of the JCMS Concert Preparation & Performance Series

 

Start: July 27, 2014 4:30 pm
End: July 27, 2014 6:30 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, 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

Mike Quigg’s Second Home Trio

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SATURDAY, JULY 26, 8 PM

Enjoy a night of original jazz compositions with Mike Quigg and his trio. Featuring Javier Santiago on piano, Zac Brown on bass, Mike Quigg on drums plus two special guests from the Brubeck Institute.

The 2014 Rising Stars Summer Concert Series is made possible in part by a generous gift from David and Beth Sawi.

 

 

Start: July 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

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
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