Upcoming Events

May 2, 2014

Josh Jones & The Pan Power Trio

 Josh Jones

Josh Jones • FRIDAY, MAY 2, 8 PM

The Pan Power Trio plays specializes in a blend of Afro-Caribbean grooves, with a unique repertoire steeped in Latin, Reggae, Calypso, R&B and West Indian flavors in a jazz setting. Tropical, urban, rootsy, sophisticated, adventurous.  Featuring Jeff Narell, on Trinidad steel pans and vocals, Colin Hogan on keyboards and melodica, Josh Jones on drums and percussion.

“The area’s premiere calypso-soca band, led by pan player supreme Jeff Narell.” — Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express

Start: May 2, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 2, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

May 3, 2014

Amy London –
A Celebration of Women in Jazz

Amy London

Amy London SATURDAY, MAY 3, 8 PM

Vocalist Amy London presents a program of songs in celebration of women in jazz. Alongside London’s originals and songs by contemporary artists such as Holli Ross, Jeanne O’Connor and Regina Wernick, London will spotlight the music of such legends such as Annie Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mary Lou Williams. London’s band is a trio of musicians who have accompanied and recorded with some of the most beloved singers in jazz: pianist James Weidman played with Abbey Lincoln for years, bassist Harvie S. originated the voice and bass duo with Sheila Jordan, and drummer Steve Williams was Shirley Horn’s percussionist for more than 25 years.

London has received wide recognition and critical acclaim for her two Motema Music CDs, When I Look In Your Eyes and Let’s Fly, which has led to her performing in Russia, Turkey, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and across the US, as well as on the major NYC jazz stages.

Start: May 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 3, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

May 4, 2014

JAZZ PIANO HISTORY with Larry Vuckovich

Larry Vuckovich

Larry Vuckovich SUNDAY, MAY 4, NOON

For both musicians and fans, renowned pianist Larry Vuckovich offers a unique workshop highlighting the history of jazz piano. Larry will feature recordings of the masters and also demonstrate on piano their signature styles. Starting with the New Orleans sounds of Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Larry moves through swing era piano of Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum, and on to bebop era innovations of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Barry Harris. Vuckovich proceeds to the original jazz expressions of Erroll Garner, followed by the hard bop inflections of Red Garland and Sonny Clark, the post bop changes of Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan, and the further post bop extensions of Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner and Chick Corea. He concludes with the free jazz and atonal piano improvisation of Cecil Taylor. This exciting overview captures the characteristic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic expressions of a wide spectrum of jazz piano giants.

Larry Vuckovich gained first-hand knowledge from performances or recordings with many of the jazz greats including Dexter Gordon, Charles McPherson, Charlie Haden, Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Higgins, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. Larry has been associated with several piano icons, such as Bud Powell, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and as the only student of Vince Guaraldi.

Start: May 4, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

SING ALONG WITH ELLA with Amy London

Amy London

Amy London SUNDAY, MAY 4,NOON

New York-based Amy London leads singers through a series of warm-ups, based on her Open Body Method. Students prepare to sing along with legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald’s three-octave range, smoothly and easily. Amy leads the group through one of Ella’s sterling scat solos, introducing a series of exercises based on Ella’s ideas. London demystifies what made Ella swing so hard, and improvise so expertly through the chord changes. A handbook of exercises, including the Ella scat solo transcription with scat syllables, is distributed for participants to take with them for further study of improvisation.

Amy London is well-established as a leading vocalist on the New York jazz scene. She has performed in the Broadway hit City of Angels and led her own groups in venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Small’s and many others. Amy appears on ten acclaimed recordings, including Let’s Fly, her 2011 Motema release. She is also in demand as a vocal coach at the New School.

Start: May 4, 2014 12:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

GUITAR STYLE SYMPOSIUM with Jeff Massanari

Jeff Massanari

Jeff Massanari SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2 PM

This exciting workshop covers a range of techniques from various styles (blues, funk, fusion, rock, country) from two points of view. First, we explore the vocabularies, tones and techniques of these styles to enhance your ability to be a more diverse, in-demand guitarist. Then we’ll discuss the incorporation of these different styles into jazz — and the value of having a broad understanding of the guitar’s possibilities. Prerequisites: basic ability and some understanding of chords and scales.

Start: May 4, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Maye Cavallaro – Songs I Can’t Forget

Maye Cavallaro

Maye Cavallaro SUNDAY, MAY 4, 4:30 PM

Join Maye as she presents an afternoon of music featuring her favorite musicians and some of the songs she can’t forget. Featuring Ross Gualco on piano, John Hoy on guitar, Rich Girard on bass and David Rokeach on drums.

“In my imagination I always hear music playing. There are songs, pieces of songs, lyrics, and melodies. Some just breeze on through and others linger with me for awhile. Some reappear again and again at different times in my life. They have no consistent theme, except perhaps love, and getting along with others.”  — Maye Cavallaro

Vocalist and song stylist Maye Cavallaro has been singing and teaching in the Bay Area for 3 decades. She has recorded three CDs and produced many others. Currently she is on faculty at the Jazzschool Community Music School and offers the mentoring program “Concert Preparation and Performance,” as well as “Composer Workshops” featuring songs from the American songbook. mzjazz.com

Start: May 4, 2014 4:30 pm
End: May 4, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

Blues Vocal Jam with Pamela Rose

Pamela Rose

Pamela Rose SUNDAY, MAY 4, 7 PM

Take the stage and sing the blues with a killer band! Hosted by acclaimed vocalist Pamela Rose, this special Jazzschool vocal jam session is open to all singers. Please arrive by 6:30 to sign up to sing. No charts needed, but singers should be prepared to explain the form of their song in a few words (e.g. “12-bar blues in the key of F, shuffle”).

Start: May 4, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

May 7, 2014

CJC Student Performances

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California Jazz Conservatory students take the stage for this end-of-semester performance series. Come hear music performed by Jeff Denson’s Jazz Rep Ensembles.

Please note this concert is at The Sound Room in Oakland.

Start: May 7, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

May 8, 2014

CJC Student Performances

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California Jazz Conservatory vocal students take the stage for this end-of-semester performance series. Come hear music performed by Laurie Antonioli’s vocal performance students.

Please note this concert is at The Sound Room in Oakland.

Start: May 8, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 8, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

May 9, 2014

CJC Student Performances

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California Jazz Conservatory students take the stage for this end-of-semester performance series. Come hear music performed by Marcos Silva’s Brazilian Ensemble and Dann Zinn and Frank Martin’s Jazz Rep Ensemble.

Please note this concert is at The Sound Room in Oakland.

Start: May 9, 2014 8:00 pm
End: May 9, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: The Sound Room
Phone: 510-496-4180
Address:
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
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