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Join us our Fall Composition Class Graduation November 24th!

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Join us our Fall Composition Class Graduation November 24th!

        Join the Gift of Jazz with the Fall 2014 Graduation Concert! A celebration of the Gift of Jazz Composition students’ works! Monday, November 24th @ 7pm The Crossroads Theater (2590 Washington St. Denver, CO) Students in both levels of instructor Annie Booth’s Jazz Theory & Composition classes will be PREMIERING brand new compositions that they have written throughout the 8-week course! Come celebrate the hard work and dedication put forth by the students - Ashley Noland, Mardi Moore, Thomas Windham, Kay Ueno, Robert Lipscombe, Howard Slavin, Troy...

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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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A Betty Carter/Abbey Lincoln Blind Tiger

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A Betty Carter/Abbey Lincoln Blind Tiger

…featuring Marguerite Juenemann with Doug Roche, Paul Romaine and Mark Simon.   Sunday September 7th, 3:00-6:00pm Marguerite Juenemann has an on-going performance career of 30 years, nominated twice for a Grammy, toured in Benny Goodman’s band in the 80′s playing prestigious stages nationally and internationally. Her solo career performance experience covers R & B, Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass, Blues and Jazz on stage and in the studio. “She sings with a deep, rich tone in a voice that obviously has strength, but which — while being strong — still...

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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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