Join the Jazzschool as we congratulate poet Al Young Tuesday February 5th as the City of Berkeley proclaim February 5th as Al Young Day. Congratulations Al!
In celebration of his literary and cultural contributions to the community and to continue honoring its creative artists (past honorees include former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass and eco-feminist author Susan Griffin). the City of Berkeley and its City Council will proclaim Tuesday, February 5, 2013 as AL YOUNG DAY.
Official proclamation will take place between 7pm and 7:30 pm at City Hall, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704.
To honor Al Young Day, poet-broadcaster Jack Foley interviewed Al Young extensively for “Cover to Cover,” his Wednesday afternoon KPFA radio program devoted to authors and literary culture. Broadcast date: February 6, 3 pm PST. Listen at www.kpfa.org
AL YOUNG DAY | Berkeley, CA USA
Tue, February 5, 7:00–7:30pm
Berkeley City Hall
2180 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Sat. 2/2, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: Rhonda Benin
Vocalist Rhonda Benin returns for this special concert in celebration of Black History Month. A master vocalist who sings jazz, blues, R&B, big band, pop, and African American folk songs and makes it all look easy, Benin has earned a reputation for her stellar showmanship, magnetic stage personality, humor, and great dancing. Also featuring Richard Howell, sax; Tammy L. Hall, piano; Ron Belcher, bass; and Deszon Claiborne, drums.
Sat. 2/9, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: The Gerald Beckett Quartet
The Jazzschool is pleased to feature flutist Gerald Beckett as part of our Black History Month Celebration. A stalwart of the Bay Area music scene, Beckett has conducted Jazz Flute master classes in San Francisco and annually in Marseille and Paris. Beckett has released four acclaimed records, including 2011′s Standard Flute (Summit Records). Also featuring Gary Zellerbach, guitar; Ollie Dudek, bass; and Surya Parkasha, drums.
Sun. 2/17, 4:30 pm
Black History Month Celebration: Tribute to Thelonious with Howard Wiley and Jeff Denson
Saxophonist/drummer Howard Wiley and bassist Jeff Denson present a tribute to the great Thelonious Monk in this special performance in celebration of Black History Month.
Sat. 2/23, 8:00 pm
Black History Month Celebration: 2nd Annual Eddie Marshall Tribute
The Jazzschool presents a tribute to legendary Bay Area Drummer Eddie Marshall featuring a group of Bay Area All-Stars: Chuck MacKinnon, trumpet; Kenny Brooks, saxophone; Mark Levine, piano; Jeff Chambers, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums.
The Jazzschool Community Music School is proud to announce that online registration is now available for most classes! A registration button will appear beneath each class that is available for online registration.
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Congratulations are in order for Jazzschool Institute pianists Ruthie Dineen and Christian Sullivan who were awarded the prestigious Jamey Aebersold Scholarship at their final performances of the spring semester Friday evening May 4, and Sunday afternoon May 6, at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, California.
Established in honor of Jamey Aebersold, one of our country’s foremost leaders in jazz education, this award was given to these two pianists who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in jazz study and performance for the duration of their tenure in the program.
Executive Director Susan Muscarella says “The Jazzschool Institute is tremendously indebted to world renowned jazz educator Jamey Aebersold for his generous support and belief in the mission of the program. These scholarships will be used to offset a portion of these two aspiring professionals’ tuition, contributing to realizing their respective artistic objectives.”