Upcoming Events

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

September 21, 2014

Sara Gazarek

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Sara Gazarek SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 4:30 PM

Hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer,” Sara is steeped in the jazz tradition but not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation. The evening will include songs from her newest acclaimed CD, Blossom & Bee, an undeniable nod to the spirit of Blossom Dearie. saragazarek.com

“Gazarek balances fancy free notions, effervescence, carefree whims, fragile emotions, precocious pondering and humor in her work, making this a highly attractive outing as a whole.”
– Dan Bilawsky, All AboutJazz

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

September 26, 2014

John Santos presents Concierto de Tambores

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John Santos FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 8 PM

A percussion feast featuring living legend and pioneer of Cuban drumming, Walfredo de los Reyes Sr., John Santos, David Flores, and Javier Navarrette.

Start: September 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

September 28, 2014

LATIN PERCUSSION — CONGAS with Danilo Paiz

Latin Percussion with Danilo Paiz

Latin Percussion with Danilo Paiz SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 11:30 AM

Learn the essential patterns and grooves for playing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha rhythms on conga drums. Instructor demonstrates proper technique, patterns and fills, providing ample feedback for students of all levels. Beginners will learn the basics, while more advanced players receive an assessment of their current technique and suggestions to enhance their playing.

 


Start: September 28, 2014 11:30 am
End: September 28, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Kenny Washington with The Michael O’Neill Quintet

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Kenny Washington & Michael O’Neill SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 4:30 PM

Dubbed as “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Kenny Washington is a jazz virtuoso who thrills audiences with his soulful interpretations, seemingly limitless range, and rapid-fire scatting. Join Kenny and saxophonist Michael O’Neill and his Quintet as they recaptured their musical connection found on their collaboration albums, The Long and Short of It and Still Dancing. Featuring John R. Burr on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Alan Hall on drums, Erik Jekabson on trumpet, Michael O’Neill on saxophone and vocalists Kenny Washington.

If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny’s free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is so rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive that subsequent saxophone solos often pale, and his intonation is so precise that it becomes noticeable if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz. This man is a must-see.

Michael has performed and/or recorded with Idris Muhammad, Joe Locke, Michael Wolff, Giacomo Gates, Eddie Fisher, Rodney Jones, Kim Nalley, Jackie Ryan, Tony Lindsay, Margie Baker, Akira Tana, Faye Carol, Brenda Boykin, Nicolas Bearde, Jeff Chambers, Rob Schneiderman, Mark Levine, Frank Jackson, Frank Martin, Larry Dunlap, Bobbi Norris, Peter Horvath, Matt Clark, Smith Dobson, Don Haas, Dave Mathews, Michael Bluestein, Omar Clay, Scott Morris and many others.

Start: September 28, 2014 4:30 pm
End: September 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Vocal Jam Session

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Vocal Jam SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 7 PM

The Jazzschool Community Music School Vocal Department presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up.

 

 

 
Start: September 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

November 15, 2014

Sherie Julianne and the Marcos Silva Quartet

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Sherie Julianne SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8 PM

Vocalist Sherie Julianne celebrates the release of her debute CD 10 Degrees South. Featuring Marcos Silva on piano, Scott Thompson on bass, Phil Thompson on drums and Zach Pitt-Smith on flute and saxophone.

Start: November 15, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 15, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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