Jazzschool Events

July 13, 2014

SF Early Music Society

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SF Early Music Society SUNDAY, JULY 13, 4:30 PM

The California Jazz Conservatory and The San Francisco Early Music Society have established an exciting affiliation that delights both our audience and our local musicians. Early music lovers and jazz music lovers join together to celebrate the improvisational kinship of the two genres. Early music is not light entertainment but a spiritual bridge to another time and place, a deep momentary experience sent  to us by past voices in a universal language we rediscover and re-create with each performance. Check back soon for specific concert details.

 

 

Start: July 13, 2014 4:30 pm
End: July 13, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZ HARMONY with Greg Johnson

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Greg Johnson SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2 PM

Saxophonist Greg Johnson explains of some of the more chromatic sounding tonalities (e.g., the altered scale, half-whole diminished scale and lydian dominant) and a creative system for practicing them. Exercises are incorporated into compositions, on which students are invited to play (optional). Every great jazz musician has the ability to “be the band” and portray the elements of time, harmony and melody by themselves. This system gives students a way to develop these skills. Handouts from The Language of Jazz Harmony text will be provided. Prerequisites: basic knowledge of jazz theory and facility with scales.

Currently a doctoral student serving on a teaching fellowship at the USC Thornton School of Music, Greg Johnson has worked steadily in Los Angeles as a saxophonist, composer and jazz educator. Johnson has appeared or recorded with jazz greats including Curtis Fuller, Billy Taylor, Dick Oatts, Jay Anderson, Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and many more.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

CHART WRITING FOR VOCALISTS with Stephanie Bruce

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Chart Writing for Vocalists SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 2 PM

Clear, clean and accurate lead sheets are a must and this workshop shows you how to create professional quality charts using notation software. Students learn how to make lead sheets that get the job done! Finale PrintMusic is an affordable option. Students should purchase and install the software prior to the workshop and bring your laptop. You will also be introduced to the basics of PrintMusic.

Stephanie Bruce has been a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, teacher and producer for over 30 years. Her vocal sound has a multidimensional texture, emulating many of the great vocalists in jazz and pop music. Stephanie’s original compositions draw on jazz, the Great American Songbook and contemporary Brazilian music.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

MUSIC BUSINESS WORKSHOP with Mimi Fox

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Mimi Fox SUNDAY, JULY 13, 11:30 AM

A valuable overview of the current state of the music business with acclaimed guitarist, author and educator Mimi Fox. Topics covered include building an audience and working with fellow musicians, booking agents, managers, record companies, entertainment lawyers, publicity, marketing, social media and more. A Q&A period is provided.

Mimi Fox has over 35 years experience as an international touring and recording artist. She has recorded for major and independent labels as a leader and collaborated with many renowned jazz musicians.

Start: July 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

INTRO TO PANDEIRO with Ami Molinelli Part 1

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Ami Molinelli SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 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, July 20

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: July 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: July 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 2

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 12, 2014

Erika Oba

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Erika Oba SATURDAY, JULY 12, 8 PM

Merging their backgrounds in Western classical music, jazz, electronic music, and experimental improvisation, the newly formed Erika Oba Trio will explore loosely structured improvisations and collaborative compositions. Featuring Erika Oba on flute/piano, Chris Bastian on bass, Ben Salomon on drums and special guest Tim Kim on violin and vocals.

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

 

Start: July 12, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 12, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES –
THE SCHOOL OF THE GETDOWN with Faye Carol Part 1

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Faye Carol SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 12 & 13, 10 AM

In this 2-day intensive, singers of all levels are invited on a journey through jazz, blues and R&B to find their voice and open up their spirit. Students work through a song of their choice with piano accompaniment, in addition to learning a group song. Singers touch on breathing, intonation and vocal techniques while taking the fear out and putting the fun in! Students bring questions and three copies of a song of their choice, in their favorite key if possible. See Faye’s bio at fayecarol.com.

10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 12, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 11, 2014

Janeare Ashley

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Janeare Ashley FRIDAY, July 11, 8 PM

Known for smooth, dark-hued contralto and vocal stylings reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan, Rising star vocalist Janeare Ashley took 1st place honors at Jazz Search West in 2011. Catch this passionate and thrilling interpreter of songs at the crossroads of jazz and soul.

Short Bio
Musician. Vocalist. Director. Composer. Arranger.
Janeare Ashley, as a musician has shared the most intimate stories of herself with others in music. In fact, if you ask her what her identity is, she’ll simply say, “Music.” She dreams in music, thinks in music, organizes in music, and shares her story with us. At the root of it, Janeare believes that the voice should take us on a journey, as if we are sitting in grandmother’s living room. As a deep soulful contralto, at a young age Janeare grew up listening to jazz in her grandmother’s living room, enamored with the soulful grace of legends like Sarah Vaughn. At three years old she discovered the piano, and taught herself to play much to her family’s amazement. Rooted in the hymns of the African-Methodist Episcopal church, Janeare began singing with the adult choir when she was five years old. She fell in love with the instrument of the human voice. By the time she was nine, she played several instruments including the flute. Her love of choirs and voice drew her to the Malcolm X elementary choral program. The turning point in Janeare’s early musical life came when she auditioned for the UC Berkeley Young Musicians Program young musicians under the direction of David Tigner. There she developed her study and love with other young performers. She went on to join the Oakland Youth Chorus Vocal Motion, a talented group of vocalists who learned the art of singing and performing with greats such as Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, Linda Tillery, and Joey Blake. She traveled the world working with phenomenal musicians in the early 90’s, and directed award winning choirs. After taking time away to focus on the one thing she loves more than music, her two children Makaylah and Remee, Janeare returned to the music world.

In 2010 Janeare won the Jazz Search West Competition. Later that year she went on to host a local open mic to develop new artists in the Bay Area. Recently she performed at a sold out concert at the Berkeley Jazzschool as a fundraiser to students who like herself want to continue the jazz tradition. Janeare currently serves on the board of the Berkeley High School Jazz Program building of the love of jazz in the public schools. Recently, the students, including her son had the opportunity for a musical exchange with students of jazz in Cuba. Janeare’s acrobatic vocal prowess and soulfulness earns a respect from instrumentalists rarely reserved for vocalists and made her a sought after choir director, vocal coach, and musical collaborator. Her vocal influences include Sarah Vaughn, Shirley Horn, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington. Janeare’s other passion is young people. Full circle, Janeare is currently working on efforts to help young people discover the life saving power of music in their own lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start: July 11, 2014 8:00 pm
End: July 11, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 6, 2014

Blues Vocal Jam with Pamela Rose

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Pamela Rose SUNDAY, JULY 6, 7 PM

Take the stage and sing the blues with a killer band! Hosted by acclaimed vocalist Pamela Rose, this special Jazzschool vocal jam session is open to all singers. Please arrive by 6:30 to sign up to sing. No charts needed, but singers should be prepared to explain the form of their song in a few words (e.g. “12-bar blues in the key of F, shuffle”).

Start: July 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: July 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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