Dec 222013

Just a reminder that there is no rehearsal on December 29th. We’ll see you by 6:30pm on Sunday, 1/5 at Flesher-Hinton Music Store for our 6:30-9:00pm weekly rehearsal. 

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 all 15 tunes that we’ll perform at the Broadmoor on January 23rd. The set list has now been uploaded. Please prepare and memorize all of these selections by our January 5th rehearsal.  
Thank you to all the parents and students who were in attendance at our December 15th trip meeting. We still need 1 additional parent to drive 2 students and the drum set to/from the Broadmoor Hotel on January 23rd & 24th. Please contact me as soon as possible if you can help us out. I’ll be contacting the 4 parents who were not able to attend the trip meeting, to make sure we’re a go for Sacramento and NYC. It’s very important that everyone checks that the travel dates of July 27th through August 1st will work for our New York trip.
Andrew & Jake W – Please bring your signed trip rules sheet to the January 5th rehearsal.
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.
December 30-31 (No Copland)
January 1 (No Adam & Copland), 2 (No Copland), 3-5, 9-10, 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 3-5 (No Copland), 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:
-Sundays, December 29: No Rehearsal
-Sunday, January 19: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-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.
-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, 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 (Tentative)