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 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: ecan11@msn.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/.

March-April 2015 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is Here!

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.

Mar-Apr 2015 DJC Newsletter

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!

DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS TO PERFORM AT THE BULL & BUSH PUB ON SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH (6:50-9PM)

Performance Details:

Artist: DJC Youth All Stars

Date: 03/8/15 

Time: 6:50pm

Venue: Bull and Bush Pub

City: Denver

Address: 4700 Cherry Creek Drive South

Venue phone: 303-759-0333

Admission: Food/Drink

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

Mardi Gras Celebration – The Queen City Jazz Band – Sunday, February 15th (1:30-5pm) at Westminster Elks Club

On Sunday, February 15th be sure to attend the Denver Jazz Club’s Mardi Gras Celebration! Beads, masks, and a cup of Mardi Gras Gumbo Soup will be provided to all in attendance!! Be sure to wear your favorite Mardi Gras hat. The music goes from from 1:30 until 5:00pm. It’s the entertaining sounds of the Queen City Jazz Band! Band members include: Leader Bill Clark (tuba), Kevin Bollinger (trumpet), John Bredenberg (reeds), Eric Staffeldt (trombone), Hank Troy (piano), Rory Thomas (banjo), and Tony Pantelis (drums), with renowned singer Wende Harston. The UC Denver Claim Jumpers will perform from 1:30 until 2pm, and the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars from 3:50 until 4:15 pm. See you on Sunday, February 15th!!