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2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

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December 5, 2014

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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

December 6, 2014

young musicians performances

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

December 7, 2014

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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

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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

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

December 8, 2014

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 Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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
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
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 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 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 – 8:15 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 10 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 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre
Start: December 8, 2014
End: December 11, 2014

December 13, 2014

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 Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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
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
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 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 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 – 8:15 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 10 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 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre
Start: December 13, 2014 11:30 am
End: December 13, 2014 4:00 pm

December 15, 2014

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 Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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
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
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 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 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 – 8:15 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 10 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 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre

 

Date: December 15, 2014

December 17, 2014

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 Contemporary Jazz Singer Laurie Antonioli
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
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
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 – 9:25 PM Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance Ellen Johnson
9:30 – 10:25 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 – 8:15 PM Brazilian Ensemble Marcos Silva
8:30 – 10 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 – 8:30 PM Chick Corea Ensemble Frank Martin
8:35 – 9:00 PM Hard Bop Ensemble Dave LeFebvre
9:15 – 10:15 PM Big Band Dave LeFebvre

 

Start: December 17, 2014
End: December 18, 2014

January 18, 2015

jason-levis

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

February 1, 2015

jason-levis

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