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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Class Graduation

Announcing Spring 2015   Jazz Composition & Arranging Class Graduation    Wednesday, June 10, 7:00pm at DazzleJazz 930 Lincoln Ave., Denver ““““““““““““““““““““““““““““` Come celebrate an evening of premier performances of new music composed by the  Gift of Jazz Composition class of Spring 2015. All compositions will performed for the very first time by an outstanding ensemble of professional jazz artists led by the classes instructor, pianist Annie Booth. Admission $10 Reservations...

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June ’15 Blind Tiger

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June ’15 Blind Tiger

A Tribute to Clark Terry

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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

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Spring 2015 Jazz Composition and Theory Classes

Announcing Spring 2015 Jazz Composition & Arranging Theory & Improvisation  Classes for all Ages  Saturdays, April 18 through June 6 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jazz Composition/Arranging :: Saturdays 12:00pm-1:15pm – In this course we will  explore  harmonization and counter-point techniques in melodic development. Learn the secrets of classic and contemporary jazz composition and how to apply them to your own original ideas! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Theory/Improvisation :: Saturdays 1:30pm-2:45pm – This class provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. We will explore different harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements through the use of exercises, group improvisation, and standard melodies and progressions. The class will cover the most common progressions and beyond.   We are very pleased to announce that Annie Booth will be leading our Saturday classes this semester. Annie Booth is a pianist and composer originally from Denver, Colorado. Growing up in a musical family, Annie began playing the piano and writing music from an early age, going on to study music at the collegiate level and earning a BM in Jazz Piano Performance and minor in French from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011. During her time at CU, she was a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award. Annie has performed worldwide, from the main stage of the Telluride Jazz Festival to the Banff Centre in Canada and throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia on luxury cruise lines. These days, she is a regular performer on the Denver Jazz scene and plays at jazz clubs and concert venues around Colorado. Annie Booth is releasing her debut CD, Wanderlust, an album comprised of nine original compositions, in October 2014. www.annieboothmusic.com The eight week sessions will be held at :: Denver School of the Arts – 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver Saturdays, April 18 through June 6. Graduation at DazzleJazz, Wednesday, June 10th @ 7:00pm. (tuition is non-refundable unless the class is not held) Come be a part of an creative educational experience with us! Jazz Composition/Arranging $150.00 Add to cart Jazz Improv/Theory $150.00 Add to cart Jazz Comp/Arr & Improv/Theory $250.00 Add to...

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March ’15 Blind Tiger

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A Tribute to JJ Johnson

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Winter 2015 Jazz Composition Class Graduation

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Education | 0 comments

Winter 2015 Jazz Composition Class Graduation

Announcing Winter 2015 Jazz Composition & Arranging Class  Graduation Concert    Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm DazzleJazz: 930 Lincoln, Denver  Reservations   “““““““““““““““““““““““`   Jazz Composition/Arranging Level 1 (Beginner) :: Saturdays 11:00am-12:15pm – Join us as we explore a wide variety of techniques for manipulating the elements of melody, harmony and rhythm,  as a way to breathe new life into classic jazz standards, in addition to your own original compositions. The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Composition/Arranging Level 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) :: Saturdays 2:00pm-3:15pm – In this course, we will analyze the works of modern jazz composers such as Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Tom Harrell, Kenny Wheeler and Brad Mehldau,  exploring their use of re-harmonization techniques, meter and thematic development. Learn the secrets on contemporary jazz composition and then apply them to your own original ideas! The course will culminate in a performance of the students’ works by a professional ensemble. Jazz Theory/Improvisation :: Saturdays 12:30pm-1:45pm – This class provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. We will explore different harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements through the use of exercises, group improvisation, and standard melodies and progressions. The class will cover the most common progressions and beyond.   We are very pleased to announce that Annie Booth will be leading our Saturday classes this semester. Annie Booth is a pianist and composer originally from Denver, Colorado. Growing up in a musical family, Annie began playing the piano and writing music from an early age, going on to study music at the collegiate level and earning a BM in Jazz Piano Performance and minor in French from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2011. During her time at CU, she was a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award. Annie has performed worldwide, from the main stage of the Telluride Jazz Festival to the Banff Centre in Canada and throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia on luxury cruise lines. These days, she is a regular performer on the Denver Jazz scene and plays at jazz clubs and concert venues around Colorado. Annie Booth is releasing her debut CD, Wanderlust, an album comprised of nine original compositions, in October 2014. www.annieboothmusic.com The eight week sessions will be held at :: Denver School of the Arts – 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver Saturdays, January 31 through March 21. (tuition is non-refundable unless the class is not held) Come be a part of an creative educational experience with us!...

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