Jazzschool Events

September 5, 2014

Harvey Wainapel CD Release: Amigos Brasileiros vol. 2

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Harvey Wainapel • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 8 PM

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Since 2000, saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been spending 2-4 months per year in Brazil. The fruits of his travels, research and encounters can be found on his newest release, the long-awaited follow-up to Amigos Brasileiros. While respecting tradition, some of Brazil’s greatest composers show how Brazilian folkloric tradition is always evolving. Harvey’s group includes two very special Brazilian guests, pianist Vitor Gonçalves (Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Anat Cohen) and drummer Cleber Almeida (Banda Mantiqueira, Hamilton de Holanda). Harvey will also be joined by Scott Thompson on bass and Brian Rice on percussion.

Wainapel, besides his extensive jazz background, has been deeply involved in the music of Brazil for many years. He has toured with Airto Moreira/Flora Purim, Jovino Santos Neto, and performed and recorded with many of Brazil’s other greats including Guinga, Nelson Ayres, Filó Machado and Marcio Bahia. Rio de Janeiro’s O Globo newspaper reviewing a concert in duo with guitar virtuoso Paulo Bellinati said “Wainapel displayed incredible intimacy with the language of Brazilian music and great stage presence.” Brazilian icon Ivan Lins says, “Harvey understands Brazilian music in a way that’s very unusual; he’s got the spirit, he’s a great musician!” harvjazz.com

Start: September 5, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 31, 2014

Double Bill: Susana Pineda & Sue Jewell

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Susana Pineda & Sue Jewell SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 4:30 PM

Susana Pineda
From the tropics of Colombia, the beaches of Brazil, and the streets of San Francisco comes a musical voyage around the Americas! Susana Pineda Correa, a native of Medellín, Colombia, brings a taste of her experiences as a musician with the help of her talented band. Brace yourself for a show of genres galore!

Sue Jewell
Enjoy the afternoon with pianist Sue Jewell as she performs a delightful combination of jazz standards and original compositions and arrangements.

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

 

Start: August 31, 2014 4:30 pm
End: August 31, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 30, 2014

Double Bill:
Mike Sweetland Quartet & Sulu Y Sus Rebeldes

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Alejandra Carasco-Zanini SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 8 PM

Mike Sweetland Quartet
Bassist and composer Mike Sweetland presents a unique combination of funk, Brazilian and American jazz. Debuting material from Sweetland’s second release, Real Life Reel Time, alongside works by Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Hermeto Pascoal. Also featuring Ruthie Dineen on piano, Lu Salcedo on guitar, and Dillon Vado on drums.

Sulu y Sus Rebeldes
This group of CJC rising stars draws from many rich traditions including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Latin music. Featuring  Alejandra Carasco-Zanini on vocals and percussion, Sue Jewell on piano and vocals,  Lu Salcedo on guitar, Mike Sweetland on bass and Kevin Coleman on drums.

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

 

Start: August 30, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 29, 2014

Dillon Vado’s Table Trio

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Dillon Vado • FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 8 PM

Come enjoy a night of original and improvised music, featuring a lesser explored instrumentation, the Vibes trio! Featuring Dillon Vado on vibraphone, Jeff Denson on bass and Alan Hall on rums.

Dillon Vado is a young jazz musician who lives and plays around the SF Bay Area. He recently won first place in Living Jazz’s, Jazz Search West competition and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree from the California Jazz Conservatory. dillonvado.com

Start: August 29, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 24, 2014

Eli Goldlink’s Flavor of the Month Club Band

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Eli Goldlink SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 7 PM

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.

Start: August 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 23, 2014

CJC Jazz Repertoire Ensemble directed by Jeff Denson

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Jazz Repertoire Ensemble SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 8 PM

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.

Start: August 23, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 22, 2014

Jenelle Roccaforte with The Hogan Bros

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Jenelle Roccaforte • FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 8 PM

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

Start: August 22, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 17, 2014

JAZZ LINES FOR GUITAR with Jeff Massanari

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Jeff Massanari SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2 PM

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.

 

Start: August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

UNSUNG GEMS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with Maye Cavallaro – Part 3

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Maye Cavallaro SUNDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17, Noon

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

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: August 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

INTRO TO PANDEIRO with Ami Molinelli Part 2

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Ami Molinelli SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & AUGUST 17, 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, 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.

Start: August 17, 2014 11:30 am
End: August 17, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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