Jan 112014

We’ll see you by 6:30pm tomorrow, Sunday, 1/12, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store for our 6:30-9:00pm weekly rehearsal.

Jake W – Please remember to bring your signed trip rules sheet on Sunday.
Everyone – Please remember to bring your completed and signed medical emergency form, along with copies of both sides of your medical insurance card tomorrow.
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. 

 We will rehearse the last 5 tunes that we’ll perform at the Broadmoor on January 23rd (since we missed them last week). The set list has now been uploaded. Be sure to prepare and memorize all of 15 selections by our January 12th rehearsal. We’ll also need to select the 3 tunes for our performance at the Club on the 19th. We’re planning on “At the Jazz Band Ball” as one of them. The 3 tunes need to be chosen for our January 30th Mile High Jazz Festival performance. We’re planning on performing “Black Bottom Stomp.” 

 The medical form has been uploaded, which needs to be completed, signed and returned on Sunday. Also, please make a copy of both sides of your medical insurance card and staple it to your medical form. These documents can then be also used for our Sacramento and New York City trips.
The updated cost, packing list and itinerary for the January 23rd through 24th trip have also been uploaded. I’m happy to report that the Denver Jazz Club has financially covered all costs for this trip!

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.
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.
The January Dues need to be turned in on the 19th, unless you’ve already done so.
Trip payment #1 ($260) needs to be turned in by the end of January (February 2nd at the latest).
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 12-13, 14 (No Josh & Andrew), 15 (No Adam), 16-17 (No Andrew), 18, 19 (No Adam), 20, 21 (No Josh), 22 (No Adam), 25, 26 (No Adam), 27-28, 29 (No Adam), 30 (No Andrew), 31 (No Adam)
February 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2-4, 5 (No Adam), 6 (No Andrew), 7-11, 12 (No Adam), 13-15 (No Copland & Andrew), 21, 23-28
March 1-3, 9 (No Adam & Jake W; No Andrew before 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31
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, 20 (No Copland & Josh), 21 (No Copland), 22 (Andrew, after 2), 23-31
June 1-30
July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16, 19-31
August 1-9
Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal (Blue/slacks)
-Thursday, January 23 – Friday, January 24: (3pm-overnight-8pm on Friday) CMEA 
                                                                                          Clinic/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
-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, March 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, May 18: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26: Sacramento Music Festival (Tentative)
-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver80203
-Tuesday, June 10: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, 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