Jazzschool Events

August 10, 2014

UNSUNG GEMS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with Maye Cavallaro – Part 2

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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 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

NEW JAZZ PIANO VOICING STRUCTURES with Eli Wallace

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New Jazz Piano Voicing Structures SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 11:30 AM

Give your piano chord voicings an intriguing and individual sound. Eli Wallace presents an uncommon approach to constructing piano chord voicings, using specific intervals and fingerings. Students learn to play II-V-Is with these structures, using left hand and two-hand voicings. Participants can use these tools to play chords befitting of their own style, whether they want to emulate Herbie Hancock or Olivier Messiaen. Students will play during the workshop and are given handouts to practice these structures on their own. Open to all.

Pianist and composer Eli Wallace graduated with a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory, where he studied with Frank Carlberg, Ken Schaphorst, Jerry Bergonzi and Jason Moran. Since then he’s been deeply engaged in the Bay Area creative music scene, playing in such groups as Karl Evangelista’s Ai-Ai, and Bill Noertker’s Moxie, in addition to leading his own projects. As a composer he’s received commissions to write for chamber orchestra, jazz big band, solo piano and dance performances.

 

Start: August 10, 2014 11:30 am
End: August 10, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 9, 2014

The Jonah Levine Collective

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Jonah Levine SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 8 PM

Trombonist, composer and pianist Jonah Levine brings his Los Angeles band to his hometown for his debut show as a UCLA graduate. Featuring Jonah Levine on trombone, Emile Martinez on trumpet, Josh Johnson on alto sax, Owen Clapp on Bass, Julian Le on piano, and Jonathan Pinson on drums.

Short Bio
Jonah Levine is a trombonist, pianist, composer and arranger from Berkeley, CA currently residing in Los Angeles. He has performed at leading jazz festivals around the world including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, as well as venues throughout France, Italy, Mexico, and South America. He has worked with Leonard Cohen, The Game, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Leslie, Rudimental UK, George Watsky, Dumbfoundead, and Shafiq Husayn among many others. Known as “Funky Lips,” Levine has versatile style that allows him to work in various types of situations such as big bands, world fusion groups, hip hop, pop producers and more. Levine has a passion for teaching, performing, and composing music and plans to continue doing all three after he graduates UCLA with a B.A. in ethnomusicology in June of 2014. www.jonahlevinemusic.com/

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

Start: August 9, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

CONGA, BONGÓ & CHÉKERE DEMO with John Santos

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John Santos SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 3:15 PM

A clinic and demonstration in technique and expression on these important Afro-Cuban percussion instruments. John Santos provides historical background, performs and takes questions from participants in this fun and enlightening workshop. His perspective is unique as a historian, teacher and producer with over 40 years of professional experience in the realm of Latin jazz. For all levels.

Five-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos has performed or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Santana, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, Steve Turre, Bobby Hutcherson, Lalo Schifrin, James Moody, The Latin Giants of Jazz, Omar Sosa, Buena Vista Social Club, Batacum-bele, Lázaro Ros, Francisco Aguabella, Armando Peraza, El Conjunto de Clave y Guaguancó, John Faddis and Mark Murphy, among others. This workshop is co-sponsored by Remo drumheads.

Start: August 9, 2014 3:15 pm
End: August 9, 2014 5:15 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 8, 2014

Girls’ Jazz and Blues Camp Performance

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Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp • FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 6 PM

The Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp is a supportive musical environment where girls have fun and develop self-confidence while honing improvisational, technical and ensemble skills. Join these young musicians as they present their end-of-camp performance!

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

August 3, 2014

Blues Vocal Jam with Pamela Rose

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Pamela Rose SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 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: August 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Arabelle Schoenberg & Kanoa Mendenhall

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Kanoa Mendenhall SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 4:30 PM

The California Jazz Conservatory is proud to support new and emerging talent. Enjoy an evening of musical selections with these talented Rising Stars. Featuring Arabelle Schoenberg on piano and Kanoa Mendenhall on bass. More details coming soon!

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

Start: August 3, 2014 4:30 pm
End: August 3, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

TOCA Y CANTA: HAND TO VOICE COORDINATION with Edgardo Cambón

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Edgardo Cambón SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2 PM

Ever tried to sing and play a shaker, claves, guiro, maracas or tambourim at the same time? Students learn the basics of these hand percussion instruments, as they lock into simple vocal melodies or choruses of famous Latin and other songs. All levels welcome, instruments provided. Students may also bring some of their favorite percussion “toys.”

Percussionist Edgardo Cambón has performed or recorded with Chucho Valdes, Carlos Santana, José Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Joan Baez, Claudia Gomez, Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Crosspulse, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Omar Sosa, Mark Levine, Andy Narell, Sovosó, Michael Spiro, Karl Perazzo, Rebeca Mauleón, Giovanni Hidalgo and many others.

 

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

JAZZ BASS LINES FOR NON-BASSISTS with Rob Ewing

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Jazz Bass Lines for Non-Bassists SUNDAY, August 3, 2 PM

A step-by-step approach to constructing effective walking bass lines over standard jazz harmony. Recommended for pianists, arrangers and anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of the function of the bass in the jazz rhythm section. Open to all, no bass playing experience required!

Trombonist and educator Rob Ewing is the director of the Jazzschool Community Music School. He actively works with several Bay Area jazz groups including the Marcus Shelby Orchestra and Disappear Incompletely — The Radiohead Project.

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 3, 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 1

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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.

 

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