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December 10, 2014

California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances at The Sound Room

The California Jazz Conservatory (CJC) presents end-of-semester performances by a variety of student ensembles.

Wednesday December 10, 8pm

8pm — Vocal Performance, directed by Laurie Antonioli

 

Please note this concert is at The Sound Room in Oakland.

 

About The Sound Room
The Sound Room is not your average jazz club. It is the downtown Oakland home of Bay Area Jazz & Arts, Inc (BAJA), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. It is a music and art program by and for people who love music, especially jazz. BAJA focuses on programs that encourage understanding of Jazz, America’s original music tradition.

The club was designed for its conception to be an intimate listening environment where fans can get up close to the performers. This all ages venue offers healthy food, beer, wine and soft drinks with cabaret seating.

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Start: December 10, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

December 12, 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.

Friday December 12

8pm — Traditional North Indian Ensemble, directed by Alam Khan

9pm — Jazz Repertoire Ensemble, directed by John Gove

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

December 13, 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 – 8:05 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:10 – 8:35 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
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
4:30 – 5:55 PM Pop and R&B Vocals for Teens? Kyra Gordon
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
8:30 – 9:25 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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 – 8:55 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:00 – 9:55 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 – 7:10 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
7:20 – 7:45 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 9:30 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
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 – 8:10 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:20 – 8:45 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:00 – 10:00 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

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

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

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 – 8:05 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:10 – 8:35 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
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
4:30 – 5:55 PM Pop and R&B Vocals for Teens? Kyra Gordon
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
8:30 – 9:25 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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 – 8:55 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:00 – 9:55 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 – 7:10 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
7:20 – 7:45 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 9:30 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
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 – 8:10 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:20 – 8:45 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:00 – 10:00 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre

 

Date: December 15, 2014
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 – 8:05 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:10 – 8:35 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
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
4:30 – 5:55 PM Pop and R&B Vocals for Teens? Kyra Gordon
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
8:30 – 9:25 PM Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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 – 8:55 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:00 – 9:55 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 – 7:10 PM Art of the Duo Mimi Fox
7:20 – 7:45 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:00 – 9:30 PM Piano Trio I – III Peter Horvath
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 – 8:10 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:20 – 8:45 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:00 – 10:00 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 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

January 18, 2015

NEW MODALITIES IN JAZZ COMPOSITION
with Jason Levis – Part 1

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Jason Levis SUNDAYS, JANUARY 18 & FEBRUARY 1, 11:30 AM*

This two-part lecture series focuses on strategies to expand your approach to jazz composition and improvisation by utilizing techniques from 21st Century classical composition, including orchestration techniques of the French spectralists, heterophonic practices of the post-war avant-garde, layering principles in new complexity, and extended techniques in musique concrète instrumentale.

PART ONE explores approaches to modal jazz using techniques from French spectralism. Employing simple tools such as instrumentation, register, and dynamics, we explore ways of varying timbre and harmonic color while retaining harmonic function. We also look at how this can be reflected in structures used for improvisation.

PART TWO discusses the use of counterpoint in modern jazz. We begin with a brief introduction to the basic principles of counterpoint and review examples from jazz repertoire by composers like Dave Holland and Henry Threadgill. Utilizing tools such as rhythmic independence, heterophony, and linear melodic layering, we explore ways to extend ensemble interplay in both written and improvised contexts.

*Please Note: The date and time for this workshop has been changed.

Sundays, January 18 and February 1
11:30am – 1:30pm
$60 advance • $75 day of workshop

Jason Levis holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Composition from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Music, Naropa University. He has produced, composed and arranged for, performed in, and released over twodozen records, bridging a multitude of musical styles. He is an active performer on the drum set in both art and popular music settings and has extensive national and international performance experience.

Start: January 18, 2015 11:30 am
End: January 18, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

February 1, 2015

NEW MODALITIES IN JAZZ COMPOSITION
with Jason Levis – Part 2

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Jason Levis SUNDAYS, JANUARY 18 & FEBRUARY 1, 11:30 AM*

This two-part lecture series focuses on strategies to expand your approach to jazz composition and improvisation by utilizing techniques from 21st Century classical composition, including orchestration techniques of the French spectralists, heterophonic practices of the post-war avant-garde, layering principles in new complexity, and extended techniques in musique concrète instrumentale.

PART ONE explores approaches to modal jazz using techniques from French spectralism. Employing simple tools such as instrumentation, register, and dynamics, we explore ways of varying timbre and harmonic color while retaining harmonic function. We also look at how this can be reflected in structures used for improvisation.

PART TWO discusses the use of counterpoint in modern jazz. We begin with a brief introduction to the basic principles of counterpoint and review examples from jazz repertoire by composers like Dave Holland and Henry Threadgill. Utilizing tools such as rhythmic independence, heterophony, and linear melodic layering, we explore ways to extend ensemble interplay in both written and improvised contexts.

*Please Note: The date and time for this workshop has been changed.

Sundays, January 18 and February 1
11:30am – 1:30pm
$60 advance • $75 day of workshop

Jason Levis holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Composition from UC Berkeley and a B.A. in Music, Naropa University. He has produced, composed and arranged for, performed in, and released over twodozen records, bridging a multitude of musical styles. He is an active performer on the drum set in both art and popular music settings and has extensive national and international performance experience.

Start: February 1, 2015 11:30 am
End: February 1, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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