Jan 222014
 

JUST A REMINDER FOR TOMORROW –

We’ll see you by 3:00pm on Thursday, 1/23, at the Broadmoor Hotel (1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs · (719) 634-7711). Leave very early, especially if the weather is not that great. Please wear your maroon/slacks outfit – please come dressed for performance. Please be sure the 15 performance selections are prepared and memorized for Thursday.

Parent Drivers To/From Colorado Springs (Arrive by 3pm – Thurs, 1/23 & Depart 4pm or later on Fri, 1/24):

Mr. and Mrs. Conway: Jake C, Adam & Jake W (Conways will stay overnight at the Broadmoor; Adam and Jake W will be picked up at Adam’s house; They will be returned there on Friday afternoon/evening)

Mr. David McLean: Andrew & Trevor

Mr. Jonathan Evans: Tom & Josh

Copland will be brought to the Broadmoor by his Castle View HS Band Director, Mr. Mark Cellar; He will ride home with his parents on Saturday after the All State Jazz Concert.

We will cover the $16 valet parking fee for the 3 parent drivers who are transporting students to/from Colorado Springs.

Please drive up to the main entrance and let security know that you are checking in. The student rooms are under Trevor Smith & Copland Harris Rose. Then, after room check-in takes place, vehicles with any large equipment need to be driven over to the valet curbside location in front of the Summit Restaurant at Broadmoor Hall. This should take place around 3:30pm.

Parents who would like to attend the Thursday performances will need CMEA parent passes.

So far, I’ve requested the following –

Ms. Julie Bell: 2 Thursday passes

Mr. & Mrs. Conway: 2 Thursday & Friday passes

Mr. David McLean: 1 Thursday & Friday pass

Mr. Jonathan Evans: 1 Thursday pass

Ms. Elaine Lewers: 1 Thursday & Friday pass

Please let me know as soon as possible if any additional parent passes are needed.

TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. We should be able to listen to all transcriptions this Sunday. Adam is doing “The Mooche,” Jake C is transcribing “Saints,” Jake W is doing “Bourbon Street,” or something else, Andrew is transcribing “Bill Bailey, and Trevor is transcribing “Washington and Lee Swing.” Copland has already completed and performed his transcription. Josh is working on his drum set technique.

Please be sure the dominant 7th plus nine & pg. 18 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared.

Trip payment #1 ($260) needs to be turned in by the end of January (February 2nd at the latest).

CONGRATULATIONS FOR BEING SELECTED TO PERFORM IN THE 2014 SACRAMENTO MUSIC FESTIVAL OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!!!! WE JUST RECEIVED OUR OFFICIAL INVITATION!!!!!!!!!!

ADDED GIGS:

Mon, 2/3 – The Wind Crest Retirement Community –  (3235 Mill Vista Rd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129), 6:30-9pm, 7:30-8:30pm Performance

Mon, 3/3 – Mardi Gras Party Performance at Arvada Estates Retirement Community (7175 Kipling St, Arvada) 6-8:30pm, 7-8pm Performance

Wed, 6/11 – Recording Session at MFP Studio (2949 Larimer Street, Denver) 9:30am-4:30pm

All dates and driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.

The set order and reference recordings can be found on the Downloads page.

These are our available performance dates. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates.

January 26 (No Adam, No Trevor after 7:45), 27 (No Andrew before 4pm), 30 (No Andrew after 7pm), 31 (No Adam)

February 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2-3, 5 (No Adam, No Andrew before 4pm), 6 (No Andrew), 7, 9, 10 (No Andrew until 4pm), 12 (No Adam, No Andrew before 4pm), 21, 23, 24 (No Andrew before 4pm), 26 (No Andrew before 4pm), 28

March 2-3, 9 (No Andrew before 5pm), 10 (No Andrew before 4pm), 12 (No Andrew before 4pm), 16 (No Andrew before 5pm; Tim will cover bass at the performance), 17 (No Andrew before 4:15pm), 19, 21, 23-24 (No Andrew), 30-31

April 6-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 12-13, 17 (No Andrew), 18-19, 21-30

May 1, 3-5, 7-8 (No Copland), 10-12, 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-15, 18, 19 (No Jake W), 21 (No Jake W & Copland), 22 (No Jake W; Andrew, after 2), 23-26 (No Jake W), 27-31

June 1-30

July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16, 19-31

August 1-9

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-8pm on Friday) CMEAClinic/Conference Performance in Colorado Hall (Exhibits Room), 5:00-6:30pm on Thurs, 1/23 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorad0 Springs, followed by a 2nd performance on Thursday evening, from 7:15 until 8:00pm in the International Center Lobby, before the Earl Klugh Concert (Maroon/slacks).

-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)

-Sunday, February 2: (1-3:30pm) Special early Super Bowl Sunday rehearsal

-Monday, February 3: (6:30-9pm) The Wind Crest Retirement Community (3235 Mill Vista Rd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129)

-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal

-Monday, March 3: (6-8:30pm) Mardi Gras Party Performance at Arvada Estates Retirement Community (7175 Kipling St, Arvada)

-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (No Andrew, Tim will cover bass)

-Sunday, May 18: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal

-Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Sacramento Music Festival (No Jake W)

-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver, 80203

-Tuesday, June 10: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, Denver

-Wednesday, June 11: (9:30am-4:30pm) Recording Session at MFP Studio (2949 Larimer Street, Denver)

-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal

-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park

-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal

-Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th: Evergreen Jazz Workshop & Festival

-Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1st: NYC Performance Tour