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December’s Blind Tiger

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December’s Blind Tiger

  A Holiday Blind Tiger  An afternoon of holiday revelry, fare, libations & jazz.     Join us for a jazz-inspired celebration of the season!    With Kristi Stice, Annie Booth & Friends Sunday, December 14, 3:00-6:00pm  The Denver Women’s Press Club 1325 Logan St., Denver   Kristi Stice is a professional vocalist, composer and guitarist with influences as divergent as Billie Holiday and Joni Mitchell. Her passion is gypsy jazz. An award-winning song writer a with a degree in vocal jazz, she has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony and with the...

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Spring 2014 Saturday Classes :: The New Standard

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Spring 2014 Saturday Classes :: The New Standard

Announcing Spring 2014 Classes Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm, May 3-June 21, 2014 The New Standard From Old to New Jazz Composition, Improvisation and Ensemble: From Standards to Contemporary Composition :: Saturdays 10:00-11:15am Can the soul and spontaneity of improvisation live within the framework of composition? Also, how can notation enliven the presence of the soloist? The key is in finding ways to make the blend seamless, so that the two impulses are made stronger by their union, not weaker. Learn about Jazz standards, contemporary styles, re-harmonization, modern fusion, composed...

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Teaching Improvisation With Jazz Trumpeter/Educator Bob Montgomery

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Teaching Improvisation With Jazz Trumpeter/Educator Bob Montgomery

The Gift of Jazz presents two summer seminars for Colorado music educators, with curricula designed to specifically address the new CDE P-12 Academic Standards.   July 24-26, 2014 Teaching Improvisation With Jazz Trumpeter/ Educator Bob Montgomery An overview of the material and skills needed to present the topic of improvisation to your students including: Beginning Improvisation, Call and Response, The Blues, Improvising to Simple Chord Progressions, Basic Jazz Theory, Scales and Form in Improvisation, and more… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When ::...

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Teaching Composition With Pianist/Composer Marc Sabatella

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Teaching Composition With Pianist/Composer Marc Sabatella

The Gift of Jazz presents two summer seminars for Colorado music educators, with curricula designed to specifically address the new CDE P-12 Academic Standards.   July 22-24, 2013 Teaching Composition With Pianist/ Composer Marc Sabatella Designed to help music educators develop their skills for teaching musical composition to younger musicians, this summer intensive course will offer beginning-level theory of music composition. Participants will be guided in the development of lessons that introduce this knowledge to students at their own grade levels. Click here to view Bob...

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Winter 2014 Saturday Classes :: Creativity and Originality in Jazz

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Winter 2014 Saturday Classes :: Creativity and Originality in Jazz

Starting February 1st at Dazzle… This semester we are very pleased to announce that Greg Harris will be returning to lead our Saturday jazz composition, improvisation and combo classes. The theme, Creativity and Originality in Jazz is one that Greg is very well-suited to facilitate, with his broad perspective and experience in a wide variety of jazz-related musical genres. More about Greg here. Topics covered will include: Composition :: Saturdays 10:00-11:15am Techniques for creating a unique sound and style, and discovering your originality. Finding your compositional voice. Learn...

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