Upcoming Events

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

September 5, 2014

Harvey Wainapel CD Release: Amigos Brasileiros vol. 2

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Harvey Wainapel • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 8 PM

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

September 6, 2014

Joe Bagale

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Joe Bagale SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 8 PM

Joe Bagale manifests a lesson in versatility and growing perspective. A polished multi-instrumentalist bridging multiple styles and sentiments, his sound is fresh but tangibly rooted in nostalgia. His contribution to Pop music hinges on his remarkable accessibility, and is a key component in his long term success as a teacher. Not only a master of his tools, Bagale also delivers an undeniable dose of genuine soul. It’s in this delicate, critical balance of proportions that Joe renders his music memorable. joebagale.com

Start: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 7, 2014

JCMS Vocal Open House

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Vocal Open House SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 3 PM

Get to know our fantastic vocal instructors and learn all about the upcoming Fall Quarter courses. There will be food, drink and lots of opportunities to mingle and ask questions! Each instructor will be featured in a brief performance with a great band. The event concludes with our monthly Vocal Jam Session at 6pm, so please plan to stay on and jam! It’s a celebration of song and we invite curious singers to join us and learn more about our diverse vocal program. Open to all ages, levels and styles. Free and open to all!

 

Start: September 7, 2014 3:00 pm
End: September 7, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 12, 2014

Debbie Poryes New Jazz Quintet

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Debbie Poryes • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8 PM

The sophistication and warm emotional power of Debbie Poryes’s music is hard to overstate.  Her highly original compositions are influenced by jazz from bebop to post-bop to modern times, as well as by 20th-century classical music and free jazz.  Her voicings, melodies and touch are exquisite.  Her sense of time and swing are deeply felt, and yet she can also be light hearted. Featuring Kasey Knudsen on alto saxophones, Erik Jekabson on trumpet and flugelhorn, Peter Barshay on bass and Deszon Claiborne on drums. debbieporyes.com

“Poryes is an inventive pianist, taking familiar standards and setting them slightly askew to re-examine them.  Poryes’ originals are varied in their moods and effects, serene… powerful… admirable.”  – Cadence Magazine

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

September 13, 2014

COOLER CHORDS! with Taylor Eigsti

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Taylor Eigsti SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 11 AM

A workshop covering approaches to constructing inversions, comping chords, left-hand voicings, two-hand voicings, and simple techniques for finding “cooler” chords more easily and without intense analysis. Lots of handouts! Student participation encouraged! Open to all.

Two-time Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti recently released his 7th album as a leader, Daylight at Midnight, on Concord Records. The album features vocalist Becca Stevens, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Eric Harland. Eigsti has collaborated with a diverse range of musicians including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, and Gretchen Parlato.

Start: September 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Brasiliense CD Release: The Music of Ian Faquini featuring Rebecca Kleinmann

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Ian Faquini SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 8 PM

Composer, guitarist and vocalist Ian Faquini and flutist Rebecca Kleinmann release their first album together featuring all original music by Faquini. Ian utilizes a wide range of Brazilian rhythms and grooves while grasping strong melodic and harmonic influences from composers such as Bach, Ravel, Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Tom Jobim and Guinga.

Start: September 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 14, 2014

SF Early Music Society

Les Violettes and Ensemble Vermillian SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 4:30 PM

Improvisation, or playing things that aren’t written on the page, is a key element in performing baroque music. Bay Area ensembles Les Violettes and Ensemble Vermillian team up for this concert of 17th and 18th century chamber music which highlights the spontaneous and performer-driven aspects of this gorgeous repertoire.Band Members and instruments. Featuring Corey Carleton, soprano; Frances Blaker, recorders; David Wilson, violin; Colin Shipman, viola da gamba; Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, cello; Violet Grgich, harpsichord.

The members of Les Violettes met while pursuing graduate studies at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. Ensemble Vermillian, founded by recorder virtuoso Frances Blaker and her sister, cellist Barbara Blaker Krumdieck, has performed on both US coasts and has made numerous recordings of baroque chamber music.

 

 

Start: September 14, 2014 4:30 pm
End: September 14, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 19, 2014

Dick Hindman & Seward McCain

Dick Hindman Trio

Dick Hindman & Seward McCain • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 PM

Join these Bay Area jazz treasures for an afternoon of standards and originals in the classic jazz piano trio format. Featuring Dick Hindman on piano and Seward McCain on bass.

This concert has been made possible by a generous gift from Jacquelin and Sheafe Ewing.

Start: September 19, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 19, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 20, 2014

Ian Carey Quintet+1: INTERVIEW MUSIC (Premiere)

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Ian Carey SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 8 PM

Trumpeter and composer Ian Carey has been performing with his adventurous quintet for over ten years, and has released three acclaimed albums including last year’s Roads & Codes, which featured an expanded “+1″ format (and was included in Down Beat’s “Best of 2013″ issue). For this performance, the group will be premiering Carey’s “Interview Music: A Suite for Quintet+1,” made possible by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Musical Grant Program, as well as music from the group’s albums, including original compositions and arrangements of music by Charles Ives and Neil Young. Featuring Carey on trumpet, Kasey Knudsen on alto saxophone, Sheldon Brown on bass clarinet, Fred Randolph on bass, Adam Shulman on piano, and Jon Arkin on drums. iancareyjazz.com

Start: September 20, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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