Jun 082013

See you at Ziggies Live Music (4923 W. 38th Ave, in Denver) on Sunday, June 9th, by 2pm. Please wear your maroon/slacks outfit (No Adam, Jake C, Jake W, or Copland).

Please bring your June dues, and Vets – please bring your final payment #5 (emails with your balances have been sent out).

Vets – Please realize that all late trip payments must be turned in, at the very latest, by Sunday June 29th.

The 4 new band members who will not be present on Sunday, please bring your June dues to Dazzle on Monday.

Vets – Please bring any past due trip payments, if you have not already done so.

On Sunday, a full drum kit is provided, but some drummers prefer to bring their own throne, cymbals, hi-hat, and/or snare drum. Trevor, you’ll need to bring your keyboard. Andrew, a bass amp will be provided.

Please go to: http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub.com/donate/ to order your benefit concert tickets via PayPal today! You will receive a receipt for your tickets and your name will be added to the paid guest list (no physical tickets will be issued). Thanks so much for all your support!!

Parking: On Street, Sprouts Market (across the street), King Soopers (1 block east), Tommy’s (38th & Sheridan), and the hair salon (Yates & Xavier). Do not park at Hilarios – they will tow your car! 

Bus Transportation: RTD Bus #38 drops off at the hair salon; and Bus #51 drops at Sheridan and 38th.
Entire band – Please meet at Dazzle (930 Lincoln St, in Denver) on Monday, June 10th, by 6pm (No Copland). Please wear your blue/slacks outfit. You will need to bring your big band instrument, if different from your regular instrument in our band. Equipment:  Dazzle has a drum set, but Colton – please bring your cymbals. Dazzle provides a bass amp and grand piano. Bring a guitar amp (if needed).  All stands, lights, chairs and sound system are provided either by MJO or Dazzle.

Tickets:  We use Constant Contact’s EventSpot system. Below is a link to the registration page. Students/parents need to go to this page to get your reservations (“registration”) using PayPal. Physical tickets are not required; please DO NOT call Dazzle directly (as this will cause confusion with duplication reservations).

Ticket are $12.50 (pre-show via the link below) and $15 at the door. Obviously, the incentive to get reservations ahead of time is to save $$. We will split the total pre-show ticket sales (after PayPal expenses) with MJO taking the first $400. I will bring you a check to the gig as ticket sales CLOSE Monday afternoon the day of the gig. Please stress to the students/families NOT to wait until the last moment to get their reservations; depending on what is going on the day of the gig, sales may close early in the day.

We can sell approximately (85) seats ahead of time and leave the remaining (10+) for walk-ins and other reservations.

It is very important to use this system vice just coming to pay at the door for a few reasons:

1.  It allows Dazzle to plan their staffing.

2.  It allows Dazzle to plan the seating, especially for the larger groups that want to sit together.

3.  If they just come to the door, it IS possible (and HAS happened) that between the school and non-school reservations, the room is full and they cannot get in!

4.  It’s cheaper!

*** Students/Director do NOT need tickets.

Link:  DJC Youth All-Stars TICKETS

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

Please work really hard and be ready for Friday’s performance!

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

June 9 (No Adam, Jake C, Jake W, & Copland), 10 (No Copland), 11 (No Alec, Adam, & Colton), 12 (No Adam, Tyvon, Alec & Colton), 13-14 (No Tyvon, Alec & Colton), 16 (No Tyvon, Alec & Colton), 17 (No Adam, Alec, & Colton), 18 (No Cameron & Colton), 19 (No Adam & Cameron) 20-1 (No Adam, Jake W, Trevor & Cameron), 29 (No Kris, Copland, & Trevor), 30 (No Copland)

July 1-3 (No Adam & Copland), 4 (No Copland), 5-13 (Vets in Europe), 14-16, 19-20 (No Adam & Trevor), 21 (No Trevor; No Adam & Alec until 3:15pm), 22-24 (No Trevor or possibly Alec), 25-27 (No Kris, Jake W, Trevor or possibly Alec), 28-29 (No Kris or Trevor), 30 (No Trevor), 31 (Tyvon & Alec’s last day; No Trevor)
August 1-8 (No Adam & Trevor), 11-12 (No Adam)

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

-Sunday, June 9 (2-6:30pm): European Tour Benefit Concert – Ziggies (4923 W. 38th Ave, Denver) [No Adam, Jake C, Jake W, & Copland, Maroon/slacks]

-Monday, 6/10: (6-9:30pm, 7-7:45pm concert) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle (930 Lincoln St, Denver). Includes sound check, performance, dinner (bring food money) and MJO’s performance, Wear blue/slacks outfit] (No Copland)
-Sunday, June 16: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm) [No Tyvon, Alec & Colton].
-Thursday, June 20: (5-8:30pm) Performance for Tulane University’s School of Architecture at Tamayo Restaurant (No Adam, Cameron or Trevor; Matt will cover)

-Friday, June 21: (Between 9am and noon) Performance on the 16th Street Mall for World Music Day (No Adam, Cameron & Trevor; Matt will cover)

-Sunday, June 23: (5-5:45pm) Tim’s tuba lesson w/Bill; (5:45-6:30pm) Andrew’s tuba/bass lesson w/Bill; (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal/Clinic w/Bill (No Adam)
-Saturday, June 29: (4-6:30pm) Tyvon’s Graduation Party Performance (No Kris, Copland or Trevor; Matt will cover)

-Thursday, July 4: (10:30am-2pm) Holly Creek Community, 5500 East Peakview Ave, Centennial 80121 (No Copland)

-Friday, July 5 through Saturday, July 13 (European Tour) [Vets only]
-Sunday, July 21: DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge (3:15-5pm, Senior awards) and dinner/rehearsal (5-9pm) [No Trevor; Matt will cover].
-Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27: Workshops and performances [Friday: 8:30-9:30pm at Evergreen Christian Church; and Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm Workshop Performance at the Lake House] at the Evergreen Jazz Festival (No Kris or Trevor; Possibly no Alec; Matt will cover)
-Wednesday, July 31: (4:00-8pm) Evergreen Lake Concert (5:30-6:30pm set) [No Trevor, Matt will cover]
-Saturday, August 10: (1-3pm) Flesher-Hinton Music Store Customer Appreciation Day (No Adam, Last Day for Kris, Cameron, Tim. & Colton)
-Saturday, August 10: (3-4:30pm) Senior Celebration Dinner [No Tyvon & Alec]

-Sunday, August 18: (2-9pm) DJC Annual Picnic Performance (Littleton home)/Rehearsal [New Band]
-Monday, September 2: (10am-6pm) Avo’s Jazz Festival (Ft. Collins) [New Band]

-Sunday, September 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal [New Band]

-Sunday, September 29: (9am-5pm) Performance at the Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion SE in Aurora), followed by a Performance at the 2013 Bergen Carnival (Bergen Valley Elementary School, Evergreen) [New Band]