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May 19, 2013
The Jazzschool Institute presents two student ensembles for our second day of end-of-semester performances!
TRADITIONAL NORTH INDIAN ENSEMBLE
Directed by Arjun Verma, this instrumental ensemble is devoted to the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic underpinnings of North Indian music. The ensemble presents a piece combining portions composed by Ali Akbar Khan with spontaneous improvisations. The piece will begin with a brief alaap, or melodic section without fixed meter, and will continue with a theme in the 10 beat rhythm cycle, jhaptaal, ending with an intricate rhythmic jhala section and dynamic finish. Featuring Eli Goldlink, piano; Rikki Gibson, guitar; and William Rossel, tabla.
Marcos Silva directs this ensemble focusing on the amalgam of Brazilian and American jazz styles of music and techniques. Featuring Tiffany Austin, vocal; Madison Bohrer, tenor sax; Dillon Vado, vibes; Casey Mattson, piano; Andrew Lion, bass; and Zachary Mondlick, drums.
Full schedule listed here.
May 18, 2013
Eli Goldlink’s Flavor of the Month Club Band
Pianist Eli Goldlink returns to the Jazzschool with his Flavor of the Month Club Band, performing new original love songs inspired by artists such as Steely Dan, Usher, Bob Marley, Mac Dre and the Beatles. Featuring Rikki Gibson, lead vocal; Adriana Morrero, backup vocal: Eli Goldlink, piano and backup vocal; Tony Owen, guitar; Bil Hager, bass and Nick De Ryss, drums.
Cha Ching is an exciting collaboration of musicians from around the world, including students in the Jazzschool Institute and performers that hail from South America and the Caribbean. They combine a wealth of rich musical styles to create an original sound that could only come from the Bay Area. Featuring Uri Macciovello and Adriana Morrero, vocals; Tony Owen, guitar; Jordan Wilson, tres/vocals; Eli Goldlink, piano; Bil Hager, bass; and Chris Heath, drums.
May 17, 2013
The Jazzschool Institute presents four student ensembles for Day One of our end-of-semester performance series!
JAZZ ARRANGING FOR SMALL ENSEMBLE
Erik Jekabson directs students in performance of their original arrangements.
Laurie Antonioli directs this eight-semester vocal course. Spring semester highlights instrumental music sung with original lyrics. The students perform these songs and select tunes from the Great American Songbook. Expect a wide-range of material from singers with very individual styles. Featuring Andrea Claburn, Kyra Gordon, Lisa Lindsley, and Della Melton.
THE MUSIC OF ART BLAKEY
Jeff Denson directs an ensemble focused on the repertoire of Art Blakey. Featuring Chris Sullivan, alto sax; Joey Schneider, trumpet; Patrick Malabuyo, trombone; Christian Sullivan, piano; Colin McCuen, bass; and Aaron Hipschman, drums.
IMPROVISED MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Also directed by Jeff Denson, this ensemble explores the realm of “free” improvisation. Students are introduced to various techniques they may use to collectively compose in the moment.
Featuring Madison Bohrer, tenor sax; Joey Schneider, trumpet; Tristan Norton, guitar; Casey Mattson, piano; Daniel Gerz, bass; and Kevin Coleman, drums.
Full schedule listed here.
May 12, 2013
Violinist Yehudit leads this fun concert/jam session/party — free and open to the public.
May 11, 2013
Pianist Joe Mulholland (Berklee College of Music faculty) and saxophonist Steve Adams (Rova Saxophone Quartet) perform in an intimate duo setting. Mulholland’s latest album Unspoken is an eclectic set of jazz compositions, by turns lyrical, quirky, energetic and swinging. With their rich harmonic and melodic palettes and complementary rhythmic energy, this pairing of two adventurous and acclaimed musicians is sure to be a rare treat.
May 10, 2013
Tonight’s Bill Evans performance has unfortunately been cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically. The Jazzschool apologizes for the inconvenience.
Tracing the banjo from its West African roots to the New World, Evans performs musical examples from the 1700s to the present day on a variety of vintage instruments, ranging from an African ekonting to a mid-19th century minstrel banjo, a modern bluegrass banjo and even an electric banjo. From an 18th century African dance tune to the music of the Civil War, and from early 20th century ragtime to more recent folk and bluegrass banjo styles to his own original music, Bill’s performances illuminate as well as entertain, exposing audiences to over 200 years of American music.
Bill is a doctoral candidate in Music from the University of California, Berkeley with specializations in American music history and the music of Japan. He has been a scholar and artist in residence at many universities across the United States. In addition, Bill has served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts and is the former Associate Director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owenboro, Kentucky. He is the author of Banjo for Dummies, the world’s most popular banjo book. Over a 35-year career, Bill has performed with acoustic luminaries David Grisman, Peter Rowan and Dry Branch Fire Squad, among many others. His folk and bluegrass chart-topping 2012 album In Good Company features over 25 musicians, including the Infamous Stringdusters, Tim O’Brien and Joy Kills Sorrow.
May 6, 2013
Come out for a night with the Jazzschool Young Musicians Program, featuring up-and-coming young musicians from around the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Featured ensembles include the Middle School Jazz Ensemble, Advanced Middle School Jazz Workshop, High School Jazz Ensemble II, High School Jazz Ensemble I, and the award-winning Advanced High School Jazz Workshop.
Tickets available at www.yoshis.com
May 5, 2013
Join us for an afternoon of deeply swinging jazz from some of the top players in the Bay Area: Chuck MacKinnon, trumpet; Al Bent, trombone; Mark Levine, piano; John Wiitala, bass; and Ron Marabuto, drums.
The Jazzschool is pleased to include this event as part of National Chamber Music Month.