Oct 242011

PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR OUR REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY, October 30TH: Please arrive at Flesher-Hinton Music Store  (3936 Tennyson, Denver) by 6:15pm. Driving directions can be found on the Event Calendar page.

Tim, your voice lesson will be from 5:15 until 6:15 pm. Please bring a $40 check payable to Wende Harston.

Everyone, Professional Vocalist, Wende Harston will be working with us throughout the rehearsal, so please be very prepared on all our vocals.

We have 2 or more pianists auditioning on Sunday, so please be prepared to play Royal Garden Blues several times.

Please remember to bring your listening CD’s to Sunday’s rehearsal.

Practice your pentatonics around the circle of fourths. Also, your major triads plus six around the circle of fourths, on page 6. We’ll continue working on the half step exercises on pg. 9 as well. Please also prepare pp. 14-16.

Everyone should now have their transcribed solo complete from memory and on manuscript paper – please be prepared to play your solo for us on Sunday.

Please work on lifting the Wolverine Jazz Band’s arrangement of Caravan. Also, please transpose Avalon to Eb for Ben’s vocal.

We will work on the following vocals: Bourbon Street Parade (Group); Blue Skies (Rico); It Don’t Mean a Thing (Cameron); St. James Infirmary (Tim); Avalon (Ben); Five Foot Two (Rico/Tim); and Bill Bailey (Group). Time permitting, we may also work on these vocals: After You’ve Gone; Ain’t Misbehavin’; All of Me; Don’t Blame Me; Exactly Like You; I’ve Found a New Baby; and Them There Eyes. 

The updated set order sheet and all audio recordings can be found on the Downloads page

Please work really hard, enjoy your private lessons, and be ready for Sunday’s rehearsal.

Upcoming Performances/Rehearsals:

Sun, 10/30 – 5:15 – 6:15 pm – Tim’s voice lesson w/Wende Harston
Sun, 10/30 – 6:15 – 8:45 pm – Rehearsal/Vocal Clinic w/Wende Harston
Sun, 11/6 – 5:00 – 8:45 pm – Photo and Recording Session for Sacramento Audition Entry (blue) [This recording session may end as early as 8:00 pm]

Sun, 11/20 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s November Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
Sun, 11/27 – 3:15 – 9:00 pm – Rehearsal at Flesher-Hinton (3:15-5:45 pm); Car pool to the Bull and Bush Pub (4700 Cherry Creek South Dr, Denver, CO 80246) [Performances at 6:45 and 7:45 pm, along with joint performances with Your Fathers Mustache Band until 9:00 pm]
Bring dinner money [blue]

Sun, 12/18 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s December Holiday Potluck Dinner Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
No rehearsal on 12/25
Fri, 1/6 – 3:30 – 9:00 pm – Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society Performance with the Poudre River Irregulars (5:30 – 7:00 pm performance) Avo’s [605 S. Mason, Fort Collins] (blue).
Sun, 1/15 – 3:15 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s January Session (3:15 – 4:15 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].
Wed, 2/1 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Mile High Jazz Festival (6:50pm Warm up; 7:20 pm Performance; 7:50 pm Clinic) Ralston Valley HS (13355 W. 80th Ave, Arvada) [blue].
Thurs, 2/16 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Special Clinic w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (Flesher-Hinton Music Store)

Sun, 2/19 – 1:00 – 8:45 pm – Denver Jazz Club’s February Youth Session w/Eddie Erickson on Banjo (2:00 – 2:45 pm performance/6:15 – 8:45 pm rehearsal) Westminster Elks Lodge (3850 Elk Drive) [maroon].