ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017-18 DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS

THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, GUITAR OR BANJO, PIANO AND DRUM SET PLAYERS!

THE AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDING HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED AT: http://bandresourcesunlimited.com/downloads/.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sundays (6:30-9pm), April 2nd, 9th and 23rd, at Kolacny Music Studio (28 E. Jewell Ave, Denver [Behind Kolacny Music Store at 1900 S. Broadway]). Call-backs, if needed, will take place on Sunday, April 30th.

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is preferred.

MONTHLY CLINICIANS: Retired UC-Denver Music Professor Bill Clark, tuba player/leader of the Queen City Jazz Band, is a regular clinician. Additional professional jazz musicians do clinics from time to time as well.

REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals take place at Kolacny Music Studio, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm, each Sunday. Some holiday weekends and a few other Sundays may need to be skipped.

PERFORMANCE GIGS? We feature this all star-band during each monthly Denver Jazz Club session, professional jazz festivals, and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars will be performing at the 2017 Evergreen, Denver Vintage, and 2018 Sacramento Jazz Festivals! We are planning to perform in New York City during the summer of 2018.

SCHOOL CONFLICTS? No performances or rehearsals conflict with school activities.

COST: Each selected student will be required to become a member of the Denver Jazz Club ($10 yearly fee). The monthly dues (4 weekly sessions) run $140, and are payable at the start of each month.

WILL PAID GIGS REDUCE FUTURE TRIP COSTS? Any money the band is paid will go towards future trip expenses.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? The Denver Jazz Club does have financial assistance available for students who need help with monthly dues and/or private jazz lessons.

MORE INFORMATION & AUDITION SCHEDULING: ecan11@msn.com or 303-328-7277. Ed’s complete resume, audition music, and audition recordings can be found at: www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Additional information can be found at: http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub.com/.

Crystal Swing Band to be Featured at the Sunday, March 19th Denver Jazz Club Monthly Session

Be sure to attend the Sunday, March 19th Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm! The Crystal Swing Band will be the featured performance group. They play music of the big band era: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Harry James and others. Current band members include Kristin Anderson-Bohan, drums, leader; Jenny Schulte, bass; Eric Leonard, piano; Dawn Kramer, trumpet; Rex Spease, alto sax; and Roger Topliff, tenor sax.

They are fantastic, so don’t miss it! There will also be performances by the UC Denver Claim Jumpers at 1:30pm, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars at 3:50pm.

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017-18 DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS

THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, GUITAR OR BANJO, PIANO AND DRUM SET PLAYERS!

THE AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDING HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED AT: http://bandresourcesunlimited.com/downloads/.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sundays (6:30-9pm), April 2nd, 9th and 23rd, at Kolacny Music Studio (28 E. Jewell Ave, Denver [Behind Kolacny Music Store at 1900 S. Broadway]). Call-backs, if needed, will take place on Sunday, April 30th.

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is preferred.

MONTHLY CLINICIANS: Retired UC-Denver Music Professor Bill Clark, tuba player/leader of the Queen City Jazz Band, is a regular clinician. Additional professional jazz musicians do clinics from time to time as well.

REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals take place at Kolacny Music Studio, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm, each Sunday. Some holiday weekends and a few other Sundays may need to be skipped.

PERFORMANCE GIGS? We feature this all star-band during each monthly Denver Jazz Club session, professional jazz festivals, and performance gigs throughout the area. The Youth All-Stars will be performing at the 2017 Evergreen, Denver Vintage, and 2018 Sacramento Jazz Festivals! We are planning to perform in New York City during the summer of 2018.

SCHOOL CONFLICTS? No performances or rehearsals conflict with school activities.

COST: Each selected student will be required to become a member of the Denver Jazz Club ($10 yearly fee). The monthly dues (4 weekly sessions) run $140, and are payable at the start of each month.

WILL PAID GIGS REDUCE FUTURE TRIP COSTS? Any money the band is paid will go towards future trip expenses.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE? The Denver Jazz Club does have financial assistance available for students who need help with monthly dues and/or private jazz lessons.

MORE INFORMATION & AUDITION SCHEDULING: ecan11@msn.com or 303-328-7277. Ed’s complete resume, audition music, and audition recordings can be found at: www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Additional information can be found at: http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub.com/.

March-April 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter Now Available For Download

The March/April 2017 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the March 19th performance of the Crystal Swing Band, and the April 9th Annual Ron Cope Rent Party Fundraiser with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, CU-Denver Claim Jumpers and Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars.

Mar-Apr 2017 DJC Newsletter

You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Peter Robinson, Casey Hayes, Eric Staffeldt and John Sobott. There is info on the John and Chad Bartmann Visiting Artist Fund, the 2017 Ron Cope Scholarship recipient, and the upcoming April auditions for the 2017-18 DJC Youth All-Stars.

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