On Sunday, April 19th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club Session at the Westminster Elks Lodge from 1:30 until 5:00pm! It’s the annual Ron Cope Scholarship Benefit featuring the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, the Queen City Jazz Band, the UC Denver Claim Jumpers, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars. They are all wonderful, so don’t miss it! Each of the pro and college bands will perform a set, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform an abbreviated set around 3:50pm. See you on April 19th!
On Sunday, March 15th, you’re in for a real treat – The Neil Bridge 7+ and Kathy Lee. They will perform from 2 until 5pm at the Westminster Elks Club. Neil Bridge is a classic American jazz musician, who has accompanied Mel Torme, Anita O’Day, Nancy Wilson, Dakota Staton, Johnny Smith, the Mills Brothers, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt and many more. He was a pianist with the Denver Symphony, and performed with Henry Mancini, Richard Hayman, Steve Allen, Rich Little and Nelson Riddle. This nine piece band consists of piano, bass, drums, congas, trumpet, trombone, sax, and male and female vocalists. All the musical arrangements for The Neil Bridge 7+ are written by Neil himself.
The UCD Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2pm, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform at approximately 3:50pm.
THE DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED, HARD-WORKING, 9TH, 10TH and 11TH GRADE CLARINET, TENOR SAX, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, PIANO, BASS OR TUBA, AND DRUM SET PLAYERS
THE AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDING HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED AT: http://bandresourcesunlimited.com/downloads/.
We have 7 players graduating this year, so we’re looking for replacement 9th, 10th and 11th grade musicians to take their spots.
WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sundays (6:30-9pm), during the month of April, at Flesher-Hinton Music Store (3936 Tennyson St. in Denver).
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 will be doing clinics from time to time as well.
REHEARSALS: Weekly rehearsals take place at Flesher-Hinton Music Store, 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 2015 Montreux, Brienz, Milan, Sacramento, Evergreen and Summit Jazz Festivals! We are hoping to perform in New Orleans during the summer of 2016.
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: email@example.com or 303-328-7277; Ed’s complete resume, audition music, and audition recording can be found at: www.bandresourcesunlimited.com. Additional information can be found at: : http://youthallstars.denverjazzclub.com/.
The March/April 2015 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download. There is info on the March 15th performance of the Neil Bridge 7+ with Kathy Lee, and the April 19th Annual Ron Cope Rent Party Fundraiser with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, Queen City Jazz Band, the UC-Denver Claim Jumpers, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars.
You will find an article on the history of swing dancing, and a memorial tribute to Ted Mann. Also, there are columns by Peter Robinson and John Sobott. The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars include information on their exciting summer trips, along with audition information on their upcoming 2015-16 band!
Say, do you want an easy way to help out the club? It’s simple – just give us your email address! The club can save up to $2,000.00 in expenses simply by emailing the newsletter instead of printing and mailing it. For those of you who have already supplied us with your email address, THANK YOU!
Artist: DJC Youth All Stars
Venue: Bull and Bush Pub
Address: 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South
Venue phone: 303-759-0333
Age restrictions: All Ages
Notes: 6:50-7:15 & 7:50-8:15pm Performance Sets
Possible additional joint performances throughout the evening, with Your Father’s Mustache Band