Sep 272013
 
See you on Sunday, September 29th, by 9am, at the Red Lion SE Ball Room (3200 S. Parker Rd, Aurora) for our 9-9:30am sound check and 10-10:30am performance. Please wear your blue/dark khaki slacks outfit. A drum set and grand piano will be provided, but please bring cymbals and the bass amp. We will then car pool to Bergen Meadow Elementary School Fall Carnival (1892 Bergen Pkwy, Evergreen) for our 1 to 1:30pm sound check & 1:30-3pm performance. We will need the keyboard, drum set and bass amp in Evergreen. Please bring lunch money, as we’ll have dinner en route, or at the carnival. Park in the designated “STAGE PARKING” in far rear of the school (northern end) at the gravel upper lot. Once you’ve unloaded, please move your vehicle to the regular parking lot.
HERE ARE THE FREE FAMILY/FRIEND PASSES I HAVE ORDERED FOR THE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH SUMMIT JAZZ FESTIVAL:
Bell – 1
Conway – 2
Wallace – 2
Harris Rose – 2
Emmons – 2
Smith – 4
McLean – 2
Trembly – 4
PLEASE BE SURE ALL SELECTIONS FOR BOTH PERFORMANCES ON SUNDAY ARE PREPARED AND MEMORIZED!
 
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH.
 
I STILL NEED TO HEAR BACK FROM ADAM, JAKE W, & XAVIER REGARDING YOUR AVAILABILITY FROM 5 UNTIL 6:15PM, ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST TO PERFORM AT THE COLORADO SPRINGS JAZZ PARTY.
BIOS HAVE NOW BEEN SUBMITTED. I NEVER RECEIVED ONE FROM TREVOR OR XAVIER, SO PLEASE GET ONE TO ME IMMEDIATELY!
TRANSCRIPTION ASSIGNMENT: Everyone is required to transcribe a solo from our professional recordings. Please select one of our tunes that we’re performing. We’ll listen to any prepared transcriptions this Sunday.
 
Please be sure all major scales (2 octaves), pg. 6, pg. 8, pg. 9, & pg. 15 (bottom progression) are prepared. 
Please prepare these selections for next Sunday: The Mooche, Blue Skies, Black Bottom Stomp, I’ve Found a New Baby, and Amazing Grace.
 
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 let me know as soon as possible if you have a conflict with any of these dates:
September 30
October 1 (No Adam & Andrew), 2, 4, 5 (No Andrew), 6, 8 (No Adam & Andrew), 9, 10 (No Andrew), 13, 14 (No Andrew), 15 (No Andrew), 17-18 (No Andrew), 20, 21-22 (No Andrew), 27 (No Andrew), 30-31
November 1 (No Jake C), 2-4, 5-7 (No Adam & Andrew), 10 (No Adam), 24, 27 (No Adam), 29-30 (No Adam)
December 1-2, 3 (No Adam), 4-5, 7-11, 12 (No Adam), 13, 14 (No Adam), 15-16, 17 (No Adam), 18-19, 20 (No Adam), 29-31
January 1-10, 12-13, 14 (No Josh & Andrew), 15, 16-17 (No Andrew), 18-20, 21 (No Josh), 22, 25-29, 30 (No Andrew), 31
February 1 (No Andrew), 2-5, 6 (No Andrew), 7-12, 13-15 (No Andrew), 21, 23-28
March 1-6, 7-8 (No Andrew), 9 (Andrew, after 4), 5-15, 16 (Andrew, after 4), 17, 18 (No Copland), 19-31
April 1-7, 8 (No Copland & Andrew), 9, 10 (No Andrew), 11-16, 17 (No Andrew), 18-30
May 1-12, 13 (No Copland & Josh), 14-16, 18-19, 20 (No Josh & Copland), 21, 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, September 29: (9am-5pm) Performance at the Summit Jazz Festival (Red Lion SE, 3200 S. Parker Rd, Aurora), followed by a 1:30-3pm Performance at the 2013 Bergen Carnival (Bergen Meadow Primary School, 1892 Bergen Pkwy Evergreen, 80439); No Rehearsal
-Sunday, October 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal/Clinic w/Todd Reid on Drums
– Sunday, October 27: (6:30-9pm) Rehearsal/Clinic w/Bill Clark
-Sunday, November 10: (3:15-4pm) Tuba/Bass Lesson w/Bill Clark & Clinic w/Bill (4-7pm)
 
-Sunday, November 17: No Rehearsal
-Sunday, November 24: (5:45-6:30pm) Tuba/Bass Lesson w/Bill Clark & Clinic w/Bill (6:30-9pm)
 
-Sunday, December 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Thursday, January 30: (5-7:45pm) Mile High Jazz Festival at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada)
-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, April 20: (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
-Monday, June 9: (6-9pm) Performance w/Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra at Dazzle, 930 Lincoln St, Denver80203
-Sunday, June 15: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
 
-Tuesday, June 17: (5:30-8:30pm, 7-8pm show) [tentative] KUVO Jazz Radio Show, 2900 Welton St, #200, Denver
-Saturday, June 28: (TBA) Performance at Golden City Park
-Sunday, July 20: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal