Calendar of Events
October 28, 2012
Stage Presence for Vocalists
You’ve got the voice, you’ve got the band, but do you
have stage presence? That is more important than all
the tea in China…okay, maybe not all the tea in China,
but pretty darn important! If you are performing but
look like a stiff board on stage, people are not going to
come back a second time. If you look open and inviting
and bring your audience along on the journey, they will
respond and be hooked! Wear comfortable clothes and
bring one chart in your key.
October 28, 2012 Noon – 3 pm
$50 advance purchase/$65 day of the workshop
Transcribing music from recordings is an essential practice with many benefits for aspiring musicians. In this workshop, students are introduced to traditional transcription techniques and also 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.
Sunday, October 28, 2 – 4 pm
$30 advance purchase/$45 day of the workshop
Bassist Jeff Chambers is known for his impeccable timing and improvisational dexterity. With his distinct touch, smooth sound and innovative sensibility, he travels the vast tradition of rhythm-fueled bass playing, skillfully referencing his predecessors while exploring new musical territory. Chambers’ facility on both acoustic and electric bass allows him to express himself fluidly in a variety of idioms, including bebop, funk, Latin, blues, reggae and fusion.
For this special Jazzschool performance, Chambers leads his trio, featuring fellow Bay Area jazz greats Peter Horvath (piano) and Jason Lewis (drums).