March 28, 2014
The Women’s Jazz & Blues Camp is a supportive musical environment where students develop technical ability, style and improvisation skills in a supportive environment while networking with others who share their passion for music. Join these musicians as they present their end-of-camp performance!
Free performance – donations for Jazzschool Girls’ Jazz & Blues Camp accepted.
March 25, 2014 – April 4, 2014
The Jazzschool’s Adult Program students take the stage for this end-of-quarter performance series. Come hear exciting sets from our many ensemble and vocal classes, including jazz, Brazilian, salsa, R&B and much more. This is a FREE event.
|Date & Time||Class||Instructor|
|Tuesday March 25|
|5:30 – 5:55 PM||McCain Jazz Ensemble – Section I||Seward McCain|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||McCain Jazz Ensemble – Section II||Seward McCain|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||Brazilian Ensemble (Fri)||Marcos Silva|
|7:30 – 7:25||
|7:30 – 8:25 PM||Piano Self-Accompaniment for Singers||Jennifer Jolly|
|8:30 – 9:25 PM||Musician, Singer, Artist, Storyteller||Maye Cavallaro|
|Wednesday March 26|
|5:00 – 5:55 PM||Pop & R&B Vocal Performance for Teens||Kyra Gordon|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Brazilian Ensemble (Thurs)||Marcos Silva|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||Brazilian Ensemble (Wed)||Marcos Silva|
|7:00 – 8:55 PM||Blues Vocal Fun Shop Section I & II||Pamela Rose|
|9:00 – 10:30 PM||Contemporary Jazz Singer||Laurie Antonioli|
|Thursday March 27|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Brazilian Ensemble (Tues 8pm)||Marcos Silva|
|6:30 – 7:25 PM||Beginning Vocal Jazz Performance||Ellen Johnson|
|7:30 – 8:25 PM||Jamming Jazz Singers||Ellen Johnson|
|8:30 – 8:55 PM||Hard Bop Ensemble||Dave LeFebvre|
|9:10 – 10:00 PM||Big Band||Dave Le Febvre|
|Saturday March 29|
|11:00 – 11:25 AM||Latin Percussion||Omar Ledezma|
|11:30 – 11:55 AM||Piano Trio – Section VI||Mark Levine|
|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 – 1:55 PM||Blues & Groove Workshop||Caron & Paule|
|2:00 – 2:55 PM||For the Love of Singing||Faith Winthrop|
|4:00 – 4:30 PM||The 21st Century Singer||Stephanie Bruce|
|5:30 – 5:55 PM||HS Ens. (TH)||Hogan|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Funk Ensemble||Bagale|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||HS Ens. (W 6:30)||Ewing|
|7:00 – 7:25 PM||HS Ens.||Gamble|
|Monday March 31|
|5:00 – 5:55 PM||From Glee and Beyond — Musical Theater for Teens||Helman|
|6:00 – 7:25 PM||Piano Trio Sections I – III||Peter Horvath|
|7:30 – 7:55 PM||Saxophone Ensemble||Bill Aron|
|8:00 – 8:55 PM||Guitar Trio||Mimi Fox|
|Tuesday April 1|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Salsa Workshop I||David Belove|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||Salsa Workshop II (with Salsa Singing)||Belove and Cambon|
|8:00 – 8:25 PM||Piano Trio Section IV||Debbie Poryes|
|8:30 – 8:55 PM||Piano Trio Section V||Debbie Poryes|
|Wednesday April 2|
|5:30 – 5:55 PM||Jazz Ensemble||Dave Scott|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Post Bop Ensemble||Kasey Knudsen|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||Bebop Ensemble||Kasey Knudsen|
|7:00 – 7:55 PM||R&B Vocal Performance Section I||Raz Kennedy|
|8:00 – 9:55 PM||R&B Vocal Performance Section II||Raz Kennedy|
|Thursday April 3|
|6:00 – 6:25 PM||Jazz Standards for Gigs Section I||Glenn Richman|
|6:30 – 6:55 PM||Music of the Masters||Glenn Richman|
|7:00 – 7:25 PM|
|7:30 – 7:55 PM||Beginning Jazz Ensemble||Rob Ewing|
|8:00 – 8:55 PM||Music of the Brecker Brothers||Frank Martin|
|9:00 – 9:55 PM||World Groove African Ensemble||Jennifer Jolly|
March 23, 2014
The Jazzschool Vocal Department presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Please arrive by 6:30 pm to sign up.
$10 sliding scale
Join these Bay Area jazz treasures for an afternoon of standards and originals in the classic jazz piano trio format. Featuring Dick Hindman on piano, Seward McCain on bass and the legendary Colin Bailey on drums.
This concert has been made possible by a generous gift from Jacquelin and Sheafe Ewing.
What is it about the playing of a great jazz saxophonist that makes it sound so fluid and professional? Tone, intonation, time and note choice are important, but they are not enough. In this workshop we observe and discuss many of the choices of note attack, emphasis, contour, duration and release that differentiate a master from an average player. Students will be critiqued and interactively guided by the instructor to overcome their individual obstacles.
Participation is encouraged but not required. To participate, please prepare this étude to play for critique: antonjazz.com/saxophone-etude. Those who find the étude too challenging are encouraged to play it at a slow tempo, or prepare an easier piece such as “Doxy” or “Tenor Madness.”
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.
Master jazz vocalist Ed Reed guides students through the art of interpreting a lyric. Topics include pronunciation, breathing and phrasing as suggested by the nature of the lyric, as well as methods of communicating the story of the lyric to highlight emotion, nuance and irony. An inspiration to all he meets, Ed Reed leaves an indelible impression. Students of all levels are welcome and each should be prepared to sing a song of their choice, with a professional accompanist.
While Ed Reed has been singing since he was a child, he didn’t release his first album until 2006 at the tender age of 78. He’s since released two others, including I’m A Shy Guy in 2013. Along the way he’s gained recognition from DownBeat as Rising Star Male Vocalist five times from 2008-2013, and the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association named him Local Jazz Hero in 2011. Reed’s ability to get inside a lyric has been noted by numerous reviewers including DownBeat: “When Ed Reed sings, look for an intimate story every time… he establishes a connection to the lyrics and phrasing that is both beautiful and uncanny.”
The slow songs of the jazz repertoire may be less technically demanding than their faster counterparts, but they require special skills and arguably greater artistry to play well. In this workshop we tackle those skills head on, focusing on phrasing and feel, and outline practical avenues for improving your mastery of this form. We also explore rubato, cadenzas and double-time feel and other relevant topics as time allows. Prerequisites: facility on a melodic instrument or vocals, improvisational experience and knowledge of basic jazz harmony. Bringing your instrument is recommended.
March 22, 2014
The Jazzschool’s Young Musicians Program students take the stage for this end-of-quarter performance series. Come hear exciting sets from our many ensembles. This is a free event.
5:00 – 5:25 PM HS. Ens (M 6:30) – Colin Hogan
5:30 – 5:55 PM MS Ens. (M) – Kasey Knudsen
6:00 – 6:25 PM MS Ens. (Tues.) – Kasey Knudsen
6:30 – 6:55 PM MS Ens. (W) – Kasey Knudsen
7:00 – 7:25 PM HS. Ens – Kasey Knudsen
7:30 – 7:55 PM HS Ens. (W 4:45) – Rob Ewing
8:00 – 8:30 PM HS Ens. (Tue) – Erik Jekabson
March 21, 2014
Modern Music Society, is a college jazz big band at International Christian University, also known as ICU, based in Tokyo, Japan. The jazz big band ensemble consists of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and the rhythm section; piano, guitar, bass and drums. Join MMS as they make their second appearance at the Jazzschool to perform a range of music from classic jazz pieces to modern jazz works, including Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Phil Woods, John La Barbera and more.
March 16, 2014
Jack Dynis welcomes spring to the Jazzschool with his show, “Love, I Hear,” a selection of songs about the bumpy road to love by Porter, Sondheim, Rodgers and Hart, Coleman, Gershwin and more. Featuring Jennifer Clevinger on piano, Barbara Speed, woodwinds, Carla Kaufman on bass and Jack Dorsey on drums. www.loveihear.com
“I cannot tell a lie, when I saw Jack at the Jazzschool open mic, my first thought was: ‘Drop dead gorgeous.’ Then, when he got up to sing, ‘Oh, he can sing too?’ Jack is the complete package: A glorious voice with a wonderful understanding of the lyric, and a feast for the eyes. What more could a diva desire?” — Angharad Jones, vocalist, Jazzschool Vocal Jam host
“I’m always moved when I listen to Jack Dynis. He is a great singer and storyteller. He has excellent taste in material, he is earnest and believable, and delivers standards as if he wrote them.”
— Larry Smith, singer
“Jack Dynis loves good songs. He knows more about interesting songs and songwriters - whether show tunes, tin pan alley, or jazz – than any other singer I know. To hear Jack sing a well-known standard is to hear it as if for the first time: He finds the buried gold and expressive potential in every note of the melody and every word of the lyrics and makes you feel them, too. When he sings an unfamiliar song, it becomes a heartfelt gift he shares with you.” — Barry Warren, singer and songwriter
“This is what it’s about: having someone else feel something deeply when you sing a great song. When I’m performing it seems like the audience is breathing with me and feeling everything I’m feeling. It’s a shared experience and a gift to both of us.” — Jack Dynis
Part of the Concert Preparation and Performance Series