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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.
December 17, 2012
December 15, 2012
Henry Moser Group has been tearing up the Bay Area funk, jazz and rock scenes, getting audiences on their feet and dancing while gaining notice for singer/songwriter Henry Moser’s unique and catchy blend of pop, folk melodies and jazz harmony. The dynamic quartet balances softer, introspective sections with energetic, grooving improvisation. For this special Jazzschool performance, Henry Moser Group debuts songs from the their debut album, out this spring on Jazzschool Records. Featuring Henry Moser, guitar and vocals; Chris Sullivan, alto sax; Tommy O’Mahony, bass; and Nick De Ryss, drums.
December 14, 2012
This exciting trio — pianist Ruthie Dineen, bassist Doug Lee, and drummer Mitchell Wilcox — presents an eclectic program of standards and originals. Expect unique compositions and fearless improvisation. This concert is the Senior Project for Ruthie Dineen who is among the Jazzschool Institute’s first-ever graduating class of 2012.