Upcoming Events

August 22, 2014

Jenelle Roccaforte with The Hogan Bros

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Jenelle Roccaforte • FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 8 PM

Rising star jazz guitarist Jenelle Roccaforte performs a night of sensational music with one of the Bay Area’s finest groups, The Hogan Bros. Modern jazz, funky grooves and odd meters are just some of the styles you will experience in this show. It will be an evening of original music and arrangements that pay homage to Jenelle’s influences including Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny and John Scofield. Featuring Jenelle Roccaforte on guitar, Colin Hogan on keyboard and melodica, Steve Hogan on electric bass and Julian Hogan on drums. roccafortemusic.com

Start: August 22, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 23, 2014

CJC Jazz Repertoire Ensemble directed by Jeff Denson

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Jazz Repertoire Ensemble SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 8 PM

Enjoy a night of original jazz compositions and fresh arrangements. Featuring Chris Sullivan on alto saxophone, Madison Bohrer on saxophone, Luis Salcedo on guitar, Casey Mattson on piano, Colin McCuen on bass and Dillon Vado on drums and vibraphone.

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

Start: August 23, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 24, 2014

Eli Goldlink’s Flavor of the Month Club Band

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Eli Goldlink SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 4:30 PM

The annual performance of Eli Goldlink’s Flavor of the Month Club Band is upon us again! Showcasing all original music (some old and some new and some spoken word too) with special guests and surprises a-plenty. Free gift for the first 50 guests. Featuring Eli Goldlink on keyboard, Bil Hager on bass, Adriana Marerro on vocals, Loe Nudell-Lee on vocals and Tony Owen on guitar.

Start: August 24, 2014 4:30 pm
End: August 24, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 29, 2014

Dillon Vado’s Table Trio

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Dillon Vado • FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 8 PM

Come enjoy a night of original and improvised music, featuring a lesser explored instrumentation, the Vibes trio! Featuring Dillon Vado on vibraphone, Jeff Denson on bass and Alan Hall on rums.

Dillon Vado is a young jazz musician who lives and plays around the SF Bay Area. He recently won first place in Living Jazz’s, Jazz Search West competition and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree from the California Jazz Conservatory. dillonvado.com

Start: August 29, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 30, 2014

Double Bill:
Mike Sweetland Quartet & Sulu Y Sus Rebeldes

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Alejandra Carasco-Zanini SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 8 PM

Mike Sweetland Quartet
Bassist and composer Mike Sweetland presents a unique combination of funk, Brazilian and American jazz. Debuting material from Sweetland’s second release, Real Life Reel Time, alongside works by Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Hermeto Pascoal. Also featuring Ruthie Dineen on piano, Lu Salcedo on guitar, and Dillon Vado on drums.

Sulu y Sus Rebeldes
This group of CJC rising stars draws from many rich traditions including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Latin music. Featuring  Alejandra Carasco-Zanini on vocals and percussion, Sue Jewell on piano and vocals,  Lu Salcedo on guitar, Mike Sweetland on bass and Kevin Coleman on drums.

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

 

Start: August 30, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

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 fruit of his travels, research and encounters can be found on his newest release, the long-awaited follow-up to Amigos Brasilerios. 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 and percussionist Cleber Almeida. Harvey will also be joined by Jeff Buenz on guitar and Scott Thompson.

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!”
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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 7, 2014

JCMS Vocal Open House

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.

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 14, 2014

SF Early Music Society

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SF Early Music Society SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 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: 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
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