HIGH SCHOOL PIANIST NEEDED BY THE DENVER JAZZ CLUB YOUTH ALL-STARS

THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR A DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL PIANO PLAYER WHO CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF OUR GRADUATING SENIOR                     

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

We have 6 players graduating this year, and we’re looking for a replacement high school pianist to take the last spot, since all other positions will be filled on May 8th.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sunday (7:30-9pm), May 8th, at Kolacny Music Studios (28 E. Yale Ave, Denver). If the piano position is not filled on the 8th, we’ll ontinue to audition on the following Sundays in May.

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is preferred, but classical players are also encouraged to audition.

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 the Kolacny Music Studio (28 E. Jewell Ave, Denver), from 6:30 until 9:00pm, 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 2016 Sacramento, Evergreen and Summit Jazz Festivals! They are also taking a performance tour to New Orleans at the beginning of August. We are hoping to perform in Europe during the summer of 2017.

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 toward 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/.

The May-June 2016 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter Has Arrived!

The May/June 2016 Denver Jazz Club Newsletter is now available for download.

There is info on the May 15th performance of Neil Bridge Seven + with Karen Lee. This month’s newsletter will also cover the June 19th Denver Jazz Club Session featuring Vern Baumer and the Mile High Jazz Gathering. An article on our Ron Cope Scholarship Award Winner, Kara O’Brien, is included as well.

May-Jun 2016

You will find columns by Walt Hewitt, Peter Robinson, the Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars and John Sobott. Information is also included about the Saturday, June 4th Annual Tribute to Honor Military Veterans at the Adams County Historical Society Museum. An announcement about the 2016 Evergreen Jazz Festival is presented as well.

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 ARE STILL HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR THEIR FINAL TWO SPOTS

THE DJC YOUTH ALL-STARS ARE LOOKING FOR DEDICATED HIGH SCHOOL PIANO, BASS, TUBA, AND GUITAR/BANJO PLAYERS                    

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

We have 6 players graduating this year, and we’re looking for 2 replacement high school musicians to take two last spots, since all other positions have now been filled.

WHEN WILL AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE? Sunday (3-4:30pm), May 1st, at St. Andrew’s Village (13801 E. Yale Ave, Aurora). If all positions are not filled on the 1st, we’ll continue to audition on the following Sundays in May.

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED? Intermediate to advanced jazz experience is preferred, but classical players are also encouraged to audition.

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 the Kolacny Music Studio (28 E. Jewell Ave, Denver), from 6:30 until 9:00pm, 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 2016 Sacramento, Evergreen and Summit Jazz Festivals! They are also taking a performance tour to New Orleans at the beginning of August. We are hoping to perform in Europe during the summer of 2017.

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/.

Annual Ron Cope Fundraiser with the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra on Sunday, April 17th (1:30-5pm, Westminster Elks Lodge)

On Sunday, April 17th 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. It’s a nine piece big band that specializes in swing, dance music, and big band jazz, at home with music for dancers and listeners, playing everything from R & B to Sinatra. The Ron Cope Scholarship, named for the late pianist and founder of the Hot Tomatoes, Ron Cope (who also led the UCD Claim Jumpers), the Denver Jazz Club is happy to continue this tradition each year with one of Denver’s most popular bands (donating their performance)!  The Claim Jumpers will perform until 2pm, followed by the Hot Tomatoes for the duration of the day. The Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars will perform an abbreviated set around 4pm. It will be a wonderful day of jazz, so don’t miss it! See you on April 17th!!