Jan 292014
 

We’ll see you by 5:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, 1/31, at Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada) for our 6:05-6:30pm performance and 6:30-6:55pm clinic at the Annual Mile High Jazz Festival. We’ll be in the warm-up room prior to our on-stage performance in the theatre. Please wear your blue/slacks outfit. Be sure to allow extra time for any weather or traffic related issues. This festival is open to the public and it’s FREE! Double check that the 3 performance selections are prepared and memorized for Thursday’s festival performance.

Trip payment #1 ($260) needs to be turned in tomorrow, or February 2nd at the latest (except for Trevor who has already paid). If anyone would like to pay for the two trips in total – $1820 will cover all costs. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BEN HARRISON FOR JOINING OUR BAND ON TRUMPET, SOON TO BE CORNET!! BEN IS A JUNIOR AT MEAD HS. HE WILL BE TAKING JAKE W’S PLACE IN SACRAMENTO!! WELCOME BEN!!!

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 pg. 9 & 20 in Bill’s Improv Book are prepared for Sunday’s rehearsal.

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 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 (No Jake C), 10 (No Andrew until 4pm), 12 (No Adam, No Andrew before 4pm), 21 (No Jake C), 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 (No Jake C)

April 6 (No Jake C), 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 (No Jake C), 19-26 (No Jake C), 27-31

August 1-9

 

Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:

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

-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; Ben will take Jake W’s place))

-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 (No Jake C)

-Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26th: Evergreen Jazz Workshop & Festival (No Jake C)

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