Jazzschool Events

January 19, 2014

Secrets of Gypsy Jazz Guitar with Paul Mehling

Paul Mehling

Paul MehlingSUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 11:30 AM

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: January 19, 2014 11:30 am
End: January 19, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

The Music of Paul Bley with Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Michael ColemanSUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 11:30 AM

Paul Bley’s career spans six decades. He played bebop in New York in the 1950s, was influential in the creation of free jazz with Ornette Coleman in Los Angeles, was an early proponent of synthesizers, had a cutting edge record label in the 1970s and has performed with many of the major names in jazz. Meanwhile, he managed to create a unique piano style that has influenced artists from Keith Jarrett to Ethan Iverson. In this workshop, we’ll listen to selections from Bley’s career and discuss them in terms piano technique and historical context. We’ll also look at his compositions and those of his longtime collaborator, Annette Peacock.

Michael Coleman is an Oakland-based pianist and keyboardist. He has performed, toured and recorded with a wide range of local artists as well with his own groups. He studied jazz piano at Oberlin College.

Start: January 19, 2014 11:30 am
End: January 19, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Life on The Wicked Stage: The Music of Jerome Kern with Maye Cavallaro

Maye Cavallaro

Maye CavallaroSUNDAYS, JANUARY 19, 26 & FEBRUARY 9, 12 PM

Jerome Kern was the composer of beautiful melodies that are just as fresh and inventive today. Kern penned over 700 songs for both the stage and movies and in 1970 was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein to compose one of the first modern musicals, Show Boat, that featured an integrated story and songs, introducing such memorable tunes as “Ol Man River” and “Can’t Help Loving Dat Man.” Kern’s classic compositions include ‘”The Way You Look Tonight,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “All The Things You Are.” We’ll explore and sing Kern’s music, listen to how jazz greats have interpreted these songs and get ideas for our own arrangements! Students are provided with 10 lead sheets, including practice-backing tracks. In the final week we’ll work with an accompanist.

Start: January 19, 2014 12:00 pm
End: January 19, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

The Metronome Is Your Friend with Paul Mehling

Paul Mehling

Paul MehlingSUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2 PM

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: January 19, 2014 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Improvisation Workshop with Dred Scott

Dred Scott

Dred ScottSUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2 PM

New York-based pianist Dred Scott explores ideas related to finding your own voice as an improvising musician. Recommended for all musicians interested in developing a personal approach in settings ranging from straight-ahead jazz to free improvisation and beyond. For all levels! Students are encouraged to bring their instruments, drum set provided.

 

Start: January 19, 2014 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Bay Area Jazz All-Stars: Tribute to Mulgrew Miller

Mark Levine

Mark Levine SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 4:30 PM

Join the Bay Area Jazz All-Stars as they pay homage to the late great Mulgrew Miller. The afternoon will highlight Mulgrew’s original compositions. Featuring Chuck MacKinnon on trumpet, Al Bent on  trombone, Mark Levine on piano, John Wiitala on bass and Ron Marabuto on drums.

“Miller could swing hard but maintained grace and precision with a touch and facility that influenced generations of musicians.”— Hillary Brown, DownBeat

 

Start: January 19, 2014 4:30 pm
End: January 19, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Jazzschool
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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