We’ll see you by 6:30pm on Monday, 2/3, at the Wind Crest Retirement Community (3235 Mill Vista Rd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129) [No Ben] for our 7:30-8:30pm performance. Please wear your maroon/slacks band outfit. When you are stopped at the front entrance, tell the guard that you are there for the evening’s entertainment. We will be directed to the visitor parking lot near the club house. We can park in the “Marketing” parking spots if they are available, as well as the visitor parking. We need to meet at the front desk by 6:30pm. Our performance will be held upstairs in the large Lounge area. Please bring the drum set w/carpet; bass amp; and I’ll bring the PA system. They do have a grand piano for us to use.
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.
Mon, 3/10 – The Vi Retirement Community – (2850 Classic Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126), 6:00-8:30pm, 7:00-8:00pm Performance
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.
February 3 (No Ben), 5 (No Adam, No Andrew before 4pm), 6 (No Andrew), 7, 9 (No Jake C & Ben), 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
July 1-7, 8 (No Copland), 13-16 (No Jake C), 19-26 (No Jake C), 27-31
Upcoming Performances/Special Rehearsals:
-Monday, February 3: (6:30-9pm) The Wind Crest Retirement Community (3235 Mill Vista Rd Highlands Ranch, CO 80129) [No Ben]
-Sunday, February 16: (3:15-9pm) DJC monthly performance at Westminster Elks Lodge/Rehearsal
-Sunday, March 2: (5:45-6:30pm) Bass/Tuba Lesson w/Bill Clark- Andrew only; (6:30-9pm) Full band rehearsal w/Bill Clark
-Monday, March 3: (6-8:30pm) Mardi Gras Party Performance at Arvada Estates Retirement Community (7175 Kipling St, Arvada)
-Monday, March 10 (6-8:30pm) – The Vi Retirement Community – (2850 Classic Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126), 7-8pm Performance
-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