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

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October 26, 2014

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Bob Karty SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 11:30 AM

Transcribing music from recordings is an essential practice with many benefits for aspiring musicians. In this workshop, students are introduced both to traditional transcription techniques as well as the various notation and playback computer programs now available. Instructor demonstrates techniques using Sibelius notation software and Transcribe!, an inexpensive software program which allows you to loop and adjust the speed and EQ of selected recordings for transcription purposes.

Bay Area pianist Bob Karty is well known for his work with several top Brazilian and Latin jazz musicians including Ray Obiedo and Pete Escovedo. He is a founding member of Orquesta La Moderna Tradición and teaches jazz and salsa piano.

Start: October 26, 2014 11:30 am
End: October 26, 2014 1:30 pm

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Ellen Johnson SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 12 PM

Billie Holiday “Lady Day” and Lester Young “Prez” had one of the most special musical relationships in the history of jazz. From the late 1930s, the two made music together that transcended into a perfect dance, often anticipating the other’s movements before they happened. This workshop explores the rich repertoire that became famous as a result of their enigmatic relationship. This is an opportunity to sing and play through the songs and analyze what contributes to the success of a musical partnership. Students are provided with several lead sheets of the classic songs that Lady Day and Prez performed together. Open to both vocalists and instrumentalists.

Ellen Johnson is an accomplished vocalist, educator, lyricist and author of the biography, Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan (published by Rowman & Littlefield). She has performed and recorded with such jazz luminaries as Louie Bellson, Charles McPherson, Sheila Jordan, Don Braden and Roy McCurdy. Her newest release, “Form & formless,” features guitarists Larry Koonse and John Stowell.

Don Braden has toured the world leading his own ensembles, as a special guest, and as a sideman with greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes and many others. He has composed music for everything from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings (including 18 CDs as a leader and over 80 as a sideman), film and television, and worked several years as composer for Bill Cosby. He is also a world renowned educator, having spent nearly two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs

Start: October 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 3:00 pm

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The Improvisor’s Seminar • 3 SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 12, 19 & 26, 2 PM

This workshop series explains how to improvise with a lead-sheet using real world examples from solos by John Coltrane and others. It departs from the often-used approach of “see this chord, play this scale” and gets into the actual vocabulary of jazz in a way that is easily understood and accessible. Visiting musicians demonstrate some of the approaches under discussion, and students listen to audio recordings. No need to bring instruments to this seminar. Discussion topics include:

  • How to play on standards.
  • What it means to “play in a key.”
  • How to recognize the key you’re in, even if it’s not obvious.
  • How playing in a key, rather than from chord-to-chord, is part of the jazz tradition.
  • How to practice so all this gets more intuitive and more fun.

3 Sundays, 2 – 4pm
October 12, 19 and 26
$90 advance • $105 day of workshop

Clark Suprynowicz is a Bay Area composer and music teacher who has been faculty at the Crowden School, SF School of the Arts and the SF Conservatory (composition and musicianship). He’s had new work premiered by the Berkeley Opera, the Crucible, the Berkeley Symphony, and the Pacific Mozart Ensemble. As a bassist, he’s worked with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Art Lande, and Tom Waits. Clark runs the Berkeley Jazz Workshops, a forum for jazz musicians developing their skills that has been a fixture in Berkeley for more than thirty years.

Start: October 26, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 4:00 pm

Ian-Faquini

Ian Faquini SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2 PM

This workshop covers basic guitar chord shapes and progressions common in Brazilian music by examining the songs of great composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Baden Powell, Dorival Caymmi and others. The instructor also demonstrates essential Brazilian rhythms including bossa nova, samba, baiao, frevo, and toada. Prerequisites: Students should have some experience with basic chords and an interest in Brazilian music.

Ian Faquini is a Brazilian composer, guitarist, and singer. He has studied with many influential Brazilian musicians including Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Lula Galvao, Chico Pinheiro and others. Ian teaches regularly at the California Brazil Camp.

Start: October 26, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 4:00 pm

November 2, 2014

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Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 2, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 1:00 pm

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Jacob Zimmerman SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2 PM

Students of all levels can benefit from this workshop on how to creatively avoid the overwhelming monotony of “head-solos-head.” By listening to and studying transcriptions of classic recordings, we look at how to employ devices like shout choruses, modulations, tempo changes, intros, codas, send-offs, backgrounds, tags, vamps, interludes, trading, breaks/stop-time and more. Students receive transcriptions of arrangements by Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Tadd Dameron, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, and others. Instructor also guides students through the craft of spontaneous arranging “on-the-fly.”

Seattle-based alto saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Mills College. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. Jacob was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year”
by Earshot Jazz.

Start: November 2, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 4:00 pm

November 8, 2014

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WIL BLADES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 3:15 PM

A history of the jazz organ and an introduction to basic performance techniques with Wil Blades, one of the top Hammond B-3 masters of his generation! Open to all.

Twice named Rising Star in the DownBeat Critics Poll, Wil Blades is the Bay Area’s first-call organist and has performed or recorded with famed jazz, blues and funk artists including Billy Martin, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Karl Denson, Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Dayna Stephens and many others.

Start: November 8, 2014 3:15 pm
End: November 8, 2014 5:15 pm

November 9, 2014

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Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 9, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 9, 2014 1:00 pm

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Honky-Tonk, Western Swing & Country Piano SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 11 AM

This workshop covers the basic rhythms and vocabulary of honky-tonk, Western swing and country piano. Through listening, instructor demonstration, and playing transcriptions at the keyboard, students become familiar with the “Ray Price shuffle,” the classic Hank Williams two-beat, Bob Wills’ swing style, the country waltz, and more. Floyd Cramer’s famous “slip-note” style, walk-ups and walk-downs, and other quintessential licks and tricks of the trade are also covered in this fun and lively workshop. Prerequisites: Ability to read and play basic parts handstogether; familiarity with major triads.

Sunday, November 9, 11am – 1:30pm
$40 advance • $55 day of workshop

Jennifer Jolly is a keyboardist specializing in New Orleans R&B, blues, boogie-woogie, African, Caribbean, R&B, funk, honky-tonk, rock, and other rhythmic styles. She teaches at the Jazzschool and the Cazadero Family Camp, and performs with Baba Ken & Kotoja, Zulu Spear, and Big B & His Snake Oil Saviors, among others.

Start: November 9, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 9, 2014 1:30 pm

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Ben Stolorow SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2 PM

This workshop for intermediate to advanced students introduces a melodic approach to comping. Participants gain an understanding of how to apply various kinds of movement to a variety of voicings to work towards being able to comp melodically in a range of harmonic situations. Fluency with 3-note voicings is recommended.

Ben Stolorow is a graduate of UC Berkeley and an in-demand pianist in the Bay Area. He performs regularly with his trio and recently released “Duocracy” with trumpeter Ian Carey.

Start: November 9, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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Jeff Massanari SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2 PM

Learn to effectively harmonize melodies and create arrangements for solo guitar in this hands-on workshop. Using his own arrangements as a guide, ace guitarist Jeff Massanari covers basic approaches to developing chord melodies using standard voicings and presents a range of techniques for creating richer and more complex arrangements. Topics covered include counterpoint, inner line movement, alternative voicings and reharmonization. Prerequisites: students should know basic 6th and 5th string root jazz chords (major 7th, -7b5) and have some ability to read music.

Jeff Massanari is a Bay Area-based guitarist who has studied at Berklee College of Music and performed with Mark Inouye and the San Francisco Symphony, Kenny Washington, Pamela Rose, Wally Schnalle, Mary Wilson, Keely Smith, Kim Nalley and Denise Perrier. Read more at jeffmassanari.com.

Start: November 9, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 9, 2014 4:00 pm

PotLuckJam

CJC Potluck Jam SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7 PM

Whether you are a student or a professional musician of any style, a music lover, a foodie, or anything in between, the CJC welcomes you to a memorable night of music, food and community!

All are invited to bring a creative dish to share along with your creative style and instrument for an informal jam session in a concert setting. The CJC will provide a welcoming environment where both faculty, students, and community members can come to participate, mingle, or just sit back and enjoy what happens.

Each musician will sign up at the door and groups will be called and asked to meet back stage while the group before them is performing so they can get a feel of their unique instrumentation, and how they’d like to approach their jam. For example, a group may include a drummer, trombonist, sitar, and flute; the next collaboration may be made up of a pianist, conga player, cello and vocalist.  Each group will have their own unique sound to manifest! These collaborations will give all musicians of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to explore new horizons together in an informal concert style.

Come be a part of your musical community!

Suggested donation $5-10

Start: November 9, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 9, 2014 9:00 pm

November 15, 2014

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Anton Schwartz SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 3:15 PM

This workshop delves deeply into one of the most widely-played of all the jazz standards: a classic by Harry Warren. We examine the song’s harmony in ways that will directly help us improvise over it, discussing the chord progression on both a micro level (how each chord leads to the next) and a big-picture level (how they all work together to form a coherent song). Suggestions are given for ways to mentally simplify the song’s structure, as well as a variety of neat harmonic tricks to embellish the chord changes. Students have the option to improvise over the song and get critiqued, with recommendations given for a direct path to improvement. Prerequisites: facility on a melodic instrument or vocals. Knowledge of basic harmony, including major, minor and mixolydian scales. Suggested: some familiarity with There Will Never Be Another You, and with altered and half-diminished chords. Bring your instrument (optional).

With home bases in both Seattle and Oakland, saxophonist Anton Schwartz has won critical acclaim for each of four albums released since 1998. He has performed across the country in major venues from the Monterey Jazz Festival to Yoshi’s, SFJAZZ, Blues Alley and the Blue Note in New York. Education is a key focus and Anton has taught at Harvard University, the Jazzschool, Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Brubeck Institute. See Anton’s bio at antonjazz.com.

Start: November 15, 2014 3:15 pm
End: November 15, 2014 5:15 pm

November 16, 2014

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Linda Tillery SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 2, 9 & 16, 11 AM

Join Linda Tillery in a unique opportunity to learn, sing and feel the music that developed through the songs and rhythms of the African Diaspora. Participants learn African- American Spirituals, Field Hollers, Work Songs, Children’s Play Songs, Ring Shouts, Gospel and music from the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Series includes singing, hand clapping, stick pounding and some traditional dance. Video and audio recordings are also presented to stimulate in-depth discussions. There will be a lot of singing and the more people that attend, the more powerful the experience will be. Open to all levels.

Sundays,
November 2, 9 and 16,
11am – 1pm
$150 advance • $165 day of workshop

Linda Tillery is a 47-year veteran vocalist, percussionist, Grammynominated producer, cultural historian and the founder and artistic director of Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She has conducted workshops with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, the MIT Concert Choir, Spelman College Concert Choir, Xarxa Gospel Choir (Barcelona), Muse Choir of Cincinnati and the Oakland Youth Chorus. She has taught classes at Stanford University, Williams College, Pacific School of Religion and the California Institute for Integral Studies. As a vocalist and percussionist, she has performed on over 75 recordings and has produced 15+ recordings.

Start: November 16, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 16, 2014 1:00 pm

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Anton Schwartz SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 11 AM

These two chords provide rich colors that are essential to the palette of intermediate and advanced jazz players. This workshop takes a deep look at the chords and their accompanying scales, examining how each is constructed, why they are constructed that way and how they may be used to maximal effect. Their sounds are contrasted within the context of jazz (e.g. when should one be used rather than the other?) by listening to examples of their use. Additional topics include: different types of “outness”; and lydian dominant, the “sister” of the altered sound. This workshop is appropriate for students with little prior exposure to the subject, as well as students familiar with melodic minor and diminished harmony who wish to deepen their understanding. Prerequisite: an understanding of basic theory and the mixolydian & diminished scales.

Start: November 16, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 16, 2014 1:45 pm

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Anton Schwartz SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2:15 PM

A deep look at suspended dominant chords, this workshop discusses how they operate by listening to examples of their use. Topics include: traditional versus modern use, sus-flat-9, sus-add-3, relation to II-V-I progressions, techniques for improvisation. Prerequisite: basic music theory.

Start: November 16, 2014 2:15 pm
End: November 16, 2014 4:15 pm

November 22, 2014

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Jamie Baum SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 3:15 PM

This workshop is specifically for the classically trained musician — designed to demystify the fear as well as the notion that one must be born with the talent to improvise and “play by ear.” This workshop offers accessible techniques and concepts that can be applied not only to jazz but also to any style of music and for any instrument.

Jamie Baum has impressed audiences, musicians and critics alike with her inventive, finely crafted compositions and commanding and atypical approach to the flute as a lead instrument. Originally from Connecticut, Baum has been living in New York for seventeen years working as a leader or sidewomen with a wide range of consummate musicians including Randy Brecker, Paul Motian, John Abercrombie, Mick Goodrick, George Russell, Donald Brown, Kenny Werner, Fred Hersch, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Billy Hart, Mickey Roker, Uri Caine, Ursel Schlicht, Leni Stern, Wadada Leo Smith, V. M. Bhatt, Karaikudi Mani, Hakim Ludin, etc., in a wide range of styles. Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in projects performing classical and new music to Brazilian, Indian and Latin music offering her ample opportunity to develop a strong personal style.

This workshop made possible in part by generous support from Altus flutes.

Start: November 22, 2014 3:15 am
End: November 22, 2014 5:15 pm

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The Versatility of the Modern DrummerSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 3:15 PM

It is not only the jazz musician’s job to preserve history, but also to reflect the music of the modern era. In this workshop, drummer Kevin Coleman demonstrates how to incorporate various genres of contemporary music, and how to apply them when improvising in modern jazz. Topics include: learning drum machine patterns and programmed drum beats used for hip-hop, and electronic dance music, as well as styles of drumming from modern rock genres. Students listen to examples of these genres, and analyze the drumming from each. The instructor then demonstrates the different genres individually and incorporates all of them while improvising with other musicians, as well as drawing upon these different styles when performing a drum solo.

Kevin Coleman is a senior at the California Jazz Conservatory.

This workshop is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies.

Start: November 22, 2014 3:15 pm
End: November 22, 2014 5:15 pm

November 23, 2014

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Larry Vuckovich• SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, Noon

For both musicians and fans, renowned pianist Larry Vuckovich offers a unique workshop highlighting the history of jazz piano. As in the past workshops, he will feature recordings of the masters and also demonstrate on piano their signature styles. The previous workshop presented the New Orleans sounds of Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, moving up through swing era piano styles and on through the bebop era innovations, hard bop, post bop and contemporary piano styles. The new workshop on Sunday, November 23 features the Unsung Heroes of Jazz Piano – lesser know but true jazz masters who have made an impact on the history of this music. They are: Herman Chittison, Billy Kyle, Johnny Guarnieri, Al Haig, Wade Legge, Gil Coggins, Herbie Nichols, Elmo Hope, Hampton Hawes, Carl Perkins, Lou Levy, Victor Feldman, Terry Pollard, Shirley Scott, Horace Parlan, Duke Pearson, Albert Dailey, and Sir Roland Hanna.

As a special feature Larry will focus on the importance of pianist Horace Parlan, who made a remarkable achievement under most difficult circumstances, surviving paralysis as a child. Horace, highly regarded by the jazz greats, became a most successful, soulful jazz pianist and recording artist. Another feature of today’s program will be women in jazz, highlighting perhaps the most swinging female bebop pianist, Terry Pollard. (Larry will also have a CD sample of her playing). A great Detroit scene pianist, Terry Pollard was also an excellent vibraphonist. When Larry recently mentioned her to Barry Harris, another Detroit great, Barry’s comment was “She was the one!” Another pianist/organist of note is Shirley Scott.

Larry Vuckovich gained first-hand knowledge from performances or recordings with many of the jazz greats including Dexter Gordon, Charles McPherson, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Higgins, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. Larry has been associated with several piano icons, such as Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and as the only student of Vince Guaraldi.

 

Start: November 23, 2014 12:00 pm
End: November 23, 2014 3:00 pm

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Jeff Massanari SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2 PM

This class teaches a simple yet effective way of using arpeggios as a base for playing through chord changes. Students learn fingerings and practice applying them to songs. By using different approach patterns, students can greatly improve their ability to create jazz lines over chord progressions.

Start: November 23, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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

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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

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

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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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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