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December 1, 2014

Studio Band with Rory Snyder’s Night Band at the Freight & Salvage

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Studio Band • MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8 PM

The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program’s award-winning Studio Band (2nd place finalists, 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival) shares the bill with Rory Snyder’s Night  Band. This exciting and rare pairing of two generations of world-class big bands is not to be missed! Under the direction of leading Bay Area educator Dave Eshelman.


The Jazzschool Studio Band
This award-winning ensemble trains advanced high school musicians from throughout the Bay Area. Students develop technique, knowledge of jazz style and an ability to improvise through standard and contemporary big band repertoire. This ensemble performs frequently and participates in competitions throughout the U.S. Jazzschool Studio Bands have played at Yoshi’s and Savanna Jazz, as well as jazz festivals in California, New York, Seattle, Idaho, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France and the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland.

The Night Jazz Band directed by Rory Snyder is considered as one of the top Community College evening jazz ensembles in California, and one of the longest running at 41+ years. The group has achieved a top-notch reputation by winning or placing high in the Pacific Coast Collegiate and Reno Jazz Festivals. Since Rory Snyder was hired as Director of Jazz Studies in 1990 the Night Jazz Band has recorded 3 CDs, the first featuring Phil Woods and the second featuring Toshiko Akiyoshi. The latest release is DVC Jazz Live at Yoshi’s w/ Bob Mintzer. The Night Band has also appeared at Yoshi’s Jazz Club many times and had a very successful tour of China. They have also taken jazz cruises and played at the CMEA State Conference. The band is now a fee-based class, meaning we have to raise the money to keep the band going. Our bi-annual Yoshi’s gigs are best fundraisers for us, so any ticket you buy for a Night Jazz Band gig helps support the future of the band.

Rory resumed a strong guest artist program with guests including Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Michael Wolff, Bruce Forman, Bobby Hutcherson, Don Menza, John Clayton, Gordon Goodwin, Louie Bellson, Ed Shaughnessy, Grant Geissman, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Wallace, Tom Politzer and more.

Start: December 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Freight & Salvage
Phone: 510-644-2020
Address:
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, 94704, United States

December 5, 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 5

6:30pm – Piano Trio, directed by Frank Martin
7:30pm – Horn Trio, directed by Dann Zinn
8:30pm – Brazilian Trio, directed by Marcos Silva

 

Start: December 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 5, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performance at The Sound Room

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 5, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage at The Sound Room for their end-of-quarter performance series.

Friday Dec 5 At the Sound Room
7:00- 7:40 PM High School Ensemble (Mon. 6:30pm) Bagale
7:45-8:30 PM High School Funk Ensemble (Sat. 10am) Hogan


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 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 5, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

December 6, 2014

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performances

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JYMP Performances DECEMBER 6, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

Saturday Dec 6 At the CJC
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (W 4:45) Ewing
6:00 – 6:25 PM High School Ensemble (W 6:30) Ewing
6:30 – 6:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30) Jekabson
7:00 – 7:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop II Jekabson
8:00 – 8:45PM Advanced High School Jazz Workshop I Zilber

 

Start: December 6, 2014 5:30 pm
End: December 6, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 7, 2014

THE METRONOME IS YOUR FRIEND with Paul Mehling

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Paul Mehling SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 11:30 AM

Returning with his popular workshop for musicians and singers of all levels, Mehling demonstrates a range of practice techniques making creative use of the metronome. Improve your productivity and increase your musicianship! Open to all.

Guitarist Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco.

 

Start: December 7, 2014 11:30 am
End: December 7, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

SECRETS OF GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR with Paul Mehling

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Paul Mehling SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2 PM

This workshop focuses on various aspects of Gypsy jazz guitar in the tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. Topics include rhythm, picking, scales, arpeggios, chords, soloing, and more. One-on-one evaluation is available to all attendees, with a directed jam at the conclusion of the workshop, time permitting. Bring your instrument, recording device (or paper and pencil) and questions!

Guitarist Paul Mehling is the leader of the Hot Club of San Francisco.

Start: December 7, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Jazzschool Young Musicians Program Performance

young musicians performances

JYMP Performances DECEMBER 7, VARIOUS TIMES • FREE

JYMP ensembles take the stage for their end-of-quarter performance series.

 

Sunday Dec 7 At the CJC
4:30 – 4:55 PM Middle School Ensemble (M 4:45) Hogan
5:00 – 5:25 PM High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Hogan
5:30 – 5:55 PM High School Ensemble (Sa. 11:45am) Hogan
6:00 – 6:25 PM Middle School Ensemble I (M 4:45) Knudsen
6:30 – 6:55 PM Middle School Ensemble II (T 4:45) Knudsen
7:00 – 7:25 PM Middle School Ensemble III (W 4:45) Knudsen
7:30 – 7:55 PM Middle School & High School Ensemble (Th. 4:45) Knudsen
8:00 – 8:25 PM High School Ensemble (T 6:30pm) Knudsen
8:30 – 8:55 PM High School Ensemble (T 4:45pm) Hamilton
Start: December 7, 2014 4:30 pm
End: December 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

December 8, 2014 – December 11, 2014

JCMS Student Performances

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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 8, 2014
End: December 11, 2014
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances at The Sound Room

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

Monday December 8

8pm — Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, directed by Marcos Silva

9pm — Afro-Venezuelan Ensemble, directed by Jackie Rago & Edward Simon

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.

soundroom.com

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

December 9, 2014

California Jazz Conservatory Student Performances at The Sound Room

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

Tuesday December 9, 8pm

8pm — Jazz Repertoire Ensemble, directed by Jeff Denson

9pm — Advanced Jazz Workshop, directed by Jeff Denson

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.

soundroom.com

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