Jazzschool Events

January 3, 2015

Jua – Back to the Bay Colors of Life Release Tour

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Jua SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 8 PM

Vocalist Jua returns to the Bay Area to celebrate the release of his new album Colors of Life. Join for an evening of original music from Colors of Life and other jazz classics. Featuring Matt Clark on piano, Andrew Emer on bass, Alan Hall on drums and special guest Kasey Knudsen on saxophone.

“Jua is what, I feel, all jazz and improvisational artists aspire to be – ORIGINAL. He has amazing command of his voice, a unique and creative way of presenting his voice, and he is always striving to be better. Jua’s tone, sense of time and rhythm, and musicianship are all impeccable. A true artist.” – Terrence Brewer, multi-award winning guitarist

About Jua
Seven years ago, Jua Howard was making something of a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. Anticipation, his 2007 self-released debut CD of mostly original ballads, was picking up play on smooth-jazz and R&B stations. Yet Jua was having second thoughts about his musical direction. “I got tired of what I was doing,” the singer says. “With the neo-soul scene, everything started sounding the same.” Jua spent the next five years in Washington, DC, where he was a background vocalist with the Blackbyrds, the band best-known for such 1970s hits as “Walking in Rhythm” and “Happy Music.” “Jazz was clearly a big part of their foundation,” he says of the Blackbyrds. “Singing with them made me think about pursuing jazz as a career.” During the summer of 2009, Jua moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and enrolled at Berkeley’s Jazzschool Institute, now known as the California Jazz Conservatory. During his year there he became the first recipient of the school’s Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship, named for veteran poll-winning singer Murphy. He also studied privately with vocal coach Raz Kennedy, formerly of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra. Jua now emerges as a unique and highly emotive jazz vocal stylist with a remarkable sophomore 10-song CD Colors of Life recently released in June 2014. “Colors of Life is a rebirth of me as an artist,” he says. “I’m putting myself out there like, ‘This is who I am, and this is what’s in store.’ I’m making the statement of, ‘I’m here. This is what I’m supposed to do. This is my destiny.'”

Start: January 3, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 3, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

January 2, 2015

Chase Jackson Quintet

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chase jackson FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 8 PM

The Chase Jackson Quintet is comprised of four innovative young Bay Area musicians. With an emphasis on original music and unique arrangements, this group continues and expands on the tradition of modern acoustic jazz. Featuring Chase Jackson on vibraphone, Ian McArdle on piano, Giulio Cetto on bass an dMichael Quigg on drums.

Chase has performed at the Monterey, Kuriskiki, and Montreux Jazz Festivals and was a member of the band that won a DownBeat award for best high-school jazz ensemble. In addition to performances at many acclaimed venues within the United States, in January of 2013, Jackson led a month-long tour to China with his original quintet, CJQ. Chase has performed with a number of masters including Joshua Redman, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jevaughn Jackson, Steve Turre, Calvin Keys, Justin Faulkner, Leo Blanco, Jamey Haddad, Rufus Reid, Chris Thile and Gary Bartz. Jackson studied jazz composition and performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Robin Eubanks, Jay Ashby, Paul Samules, Dan Wall, Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Wendell Logan and many others. Chase also has a degree in Political Science from The Oberlin College Of Arts and Sciences.

Start: January 2, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 2, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 21, 2014

TrumpetSuperGroup

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TrumpetSuperGroup SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 4:30 PM

The Bay Area’s most accomplished trumpet players team up to celebrate the holidays. Featuring Dave Scott, Erik Jekabson, Mike Olmos, Mario Guarneri, Doug Morton, Mark Inouye. With Dan Zemelman on piano, Daniel Fabricant on bass and Surya Prakasha on drums.

 

Start: December 21, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 21, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 19, 2014

CJC Senior Projects

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California Jazz Conservatory students Nick de Ryss, Tristan Norton and Kevin Coleman present their final projects.

 

 

Start: December 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 17, 2014 – December 18, 2014

JCMS Student Performances

JCMS Student Performance Series

JCMS Student Performance Series • Dec 8-18, 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.

 

Monday Dec 8
6:00 – 6:25 PM Beginning Saxophone Bill Aron
6:30 – 6:55 PM From Baroque to Bebop Bill Aron
7:05 – 7:30 PM Vocal Jazz Ensemble Angie Doctor
7:40 – 8:35 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
8:45 – 9:40 PM Guitar Trio Jeff Massanari
9:45 – 10:10 PM Balkan and Romani (“Gypsy”) Ensemble Rumen Shopov
Tuesday Dec 9
5:00 – 5:25 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section I Seward McCain
5:30 – 5:55 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section II Seward McCain
6:10 – 6:35 PM Salsa Ensemble I David Belove
6:45 – 7:15 PM Salsa Ensemble II (with Salsa Singing) David Belove & Edgardo Cambon
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:35 – 9:30 PM Musician, Singer, Artist, Storyteller Maye Cavallaro
9:40 – 10:05 PM Afro-Venezuelan Percussion Jackie Rago
Wednesday Dec 10
6:30 – 6:55 PM Post-Bop Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:00 – 7:25 PM Miles Davis/Wayne Shorter Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
Thursday Dec 11
5:30 – 5:55 PM Composers and Arrangers Ensemble Jason Levis
6:00 – 6:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs Glenn Richman
6:30 – 6:55 PM Music of the Masters Glenn Richman
7:00 – 7:55 PM World Groove – Caribbean Ensemble Jennifer Jolly
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 PM Jamming Jazz Singers Ellen Johnson
Saturday Dec 13
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 – 2:25 PM Blues and Groove Ensemble Danny Caron & Anthony Paule
2:30 – 2:55 PM Beginning Jazz Ensemble Rob Ewing
3:00 – 3:55 PM For the Love of Singing Faith Winthrop
Monday Dec 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Piano Trio IV Debbie Poryes
5:45 – 6:10 PM 21st Century Singer Amanda Addleman
6:15 – 7:45 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 8:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
9:00 – 9:55 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
Wednesday Dec 17
4 – 5:25 PM Pop and R&B Vocal for Teens Kyra Gordon
5:30 – 5:55 PM Jazz Ensemble Dave Scott
6:00 – 6:55 PM For Starters Pamela Rose
7:00 – 7:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop I Pamela Rose
8:00 – 8:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop II: Music of Ray Charles Pamela Rose
9:00 – 9:55 PM R&B Vocals Raz Kennedy
Thursday Dec 18
6:00 – 6:55 PM Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers Sandy Cressman
7:10 – 7:35 PM Party Dance Band Rich Armstrong
7:45 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre
Start: December 17, 2014
End: December 18, 2014
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 15, 2014

JCMS Student Performances

JCMS Student Performance Series

JCMS Student Performance Series • Dec 8-18, 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.

 

Monday Dec 8
6:00 – 6:25 PM Beginning Saxophone Bill Aron
6:30 – 6:55 PM From Baroque to Bebop Bill Aron
7:05 – 7:30 PM Vocal Jazz Ensemble Angie Doctor
7:40 – 8:35 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
8:45 – 9:40 PM Guitar Trio Jeff Massanari
9:45 – 10:10 PM Balkan and Romani (“Gypsy”) Ensemble Rumen Shopov
Tuesday Dec 9
5:00 – 5:25 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section I Seward McCain
5:30 – 5:55 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section II Seward McCain
6:10 – 6:35 PM Salsa Ensemble I David Belove
6:45 – 7:15 PM Salsa Ensemble II (with Salsa Singing) David Belove & Edgardo Cambon
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:35 – 9:30 PM Musician, Singer, Artist, Storyteller Maye Cavallaro
9:40 – 10:05 PM Afro-Venezuelan Percussion Jackie Rago
Wednesday Dec 10
6:30 – 6:55 PM Post-Bop Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:00 – 7:25 PM Miles Davis/Wayne Shorter Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
Thursday Dec 11
5:30 – 5:55 PM Composers and Arrangers Ensemble Jason Levis
6:00 – 6:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs Glenn Richman
6:30 – 6:55 PM Music of the Masters Glenn Richman
7:00 – 7:55 PM World Groove – Caribbean Ensemble Jennifer Jolly
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 PM Jamming Jazz Singers Ellen Johnson
Saturday Dec 13
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 – 2:25 PM Blues and Groove Ensemble Danny Caron & Anthony Paule
2:30 – 2:55 PM Beginning Jazz Ensemble Rob Ewing
3:00 – 3:55 PM For the Love of Singing Faith Winthrop
Monday Dec 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Piano Trio IV Debbie Poryes
5:45 – 6:10 PM 21st Century Singer Amanda Addleman
6:15 – 7:45 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 8:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
9:00 – 9:55 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
Wednesday Dec 17
4 – 5:25 PM Pop and R&B Vocal for Teens Kyra Gordon
5:30 – 5:55 PM Jazz Ensemble Dave Scott
6:00 – 6:55 PM For Starters Pamela Rose
7:00 – 7:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop I Pamela Rose
8:00 – 8:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop II: Music of Ray Charles Pamela Rose
9:00 – 9:55 PM R&B Vocals Raz Kennedy
Thursday Dec 18
6:00 – 6:55 PM Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers Sandy Cressman
7:10 – 7:35 PM Party Dance Band Rich Armstrong
7:45 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre
Date: December 15, 2014
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 14, 2014

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.

Sunday December 14
4:30pm — Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, directed by Paul Mehling and Evan Price

5:30pm — Jazz Composition, directed by Michael Zilber

6:30pm — Original Compositions Ensemble, directed by Michael Zilber

7:30pm — Miles Davis / Wayne Shorter Ensemble, directed by Michael Zilber

 

Start: December 14, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 14, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

POLYRHYTHMS WITHIN THE HARMONIC SERIES with Nick de Ryss

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Polyrhythms Within the Harmonic Series SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2 PM

This workshop focuses on analyzing polyrhythms following an analogy to harmonic intervals. Attendees learn the “math” behind the harmonic series, and its polyrhythmic equivalent, and are provided with tools to gain a deep understanding of polyrhythmic concepts. Discussion topics include: the polyrhythms 3:4, 4:3, 5:4, 6:5, as well as practice methods and tips.

Prerequisites: Some experience with drum/percussion technique and polyrhythms is recommended.

Nick de Ryss is a senior at the California Jazz Conservatory.

This workshop is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.

Start: December 14, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 13, 2014

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.

Saturday December 13
7pm – Guitar Ensemble, directed by Steve Erquiaga

8pm – Afro-Latin Percussion Ensemble, directed by John Santos

9pm – Ska & Reggae Ensemble, directed by Jason Levis

Start: December 13, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

JCMS Student Performances

JCMS Student Performance Series

JCMS Student Performance Series • Dec 8-18, 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.

 

Monday Dec 8
6:00 – 6:25 PM Beginning Saxophone Bill Aron
6:30 – 6:55 PM From Baroque to Bebop Bill Aron
7:05 – 7:30 PM Vocal Jazz Ensemble Angie Doctor
7:40 – 8:35 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
8:45 – 9:40 PM Guitar Trio Jeff Massanari
9:45 – 10:10 PM Balkan and Romani (“Gypsy”) Ensemble Rumen Shopov
Tuesday Dec 9
5:00 – 5:25 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section I Seward McCain
5:30 – 5:55 PM McCain Jazz Ensemble Section II Seward McCain
6:10 – 6:35 PM Salsa Ensemble I David Belove
6:45 – 7:15 PM Salsa Ensemble II (with Salsa Singing) David Belove & Edgardo Cambon
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:35 – 9:30 PM Musician, Singer, Artist, Storyteller Maye Cavallaro
9:40 – 10:05 PM Afro-Venezuelan Percussion Jackie Rago
Wednesday Dec 10
6:30 – 6:55 PM Post-Bop Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:00 – 7:25 PM Miles Davis/Wayne Shorter Ensemble Steve Erquiaga
7:30 – 7:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
Thursday Dec 11
5:30 – 5:55 PM Composers and Arrangers Ensemble Jason Levis
6:00 – 6:25 PM Jazz Standards for Gigs Glenn Richman
6:30 – 6:55 PM Music of the Masters Glenn Richman
7:00 – 7:55 PM World Groove – Caribbean Ensemble Jennifer Jolly
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 PM Jamming Jazz Singers Ellen Johnson
Saturday Dec 13
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 – 2:25 PM Blues and Groove Ensemble Danny Caron & Anthony Paule
2:30 – 2:55 PM Beginning Jazz Ensemble Rob Ewing
3:00 – 3:55 PM For the Love of Singing Faith Winthrop
Monday Dec 15
5:00 – 5:40 PM Piano Trio IV Debbie Poryes
5:45 – 6:10 PM 21st Century Singer Amanda Addleman
6:15 – 7:45 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
8:00 – 8:25 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 8:55 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
9:00 – 9:55 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
Wednesday Dec 17
4 – 5:25 PM Pop and R&B Vocal for Teens Kyra Gordon
5:30 – 5:55 PM Jazz Ensemble Dave Scott
6:00 – 6:55 PM For Starters Pamela Rose
7:00 – 7:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop I Pamela Rose
8:00 – 8:55 PM Blues Vocal Funshop II: Music of Ray Charles Pamela Rose
9:00 – 9:55 PM R&B Vocals Raz Kennedy
Thursday Dec 18
6:00 – 6:55 PM Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers Sandy Cressman
7:10 – 7:35 PM Party Dance Band Rich Armstrong
7:45 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre
Start: December 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: December 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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