Get Jazzed - Friday 12:30pm showcase - free

Friday, December 6, 2019

Get Jazzed: An Ensemble Showcase, Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:30pm, at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133, Music Building 800, Room 818, Free.

Join us for an afternoon of ensemble performances in the Music Department.

Get Jazzed is a showcase featuring four different ensembles: Jazz Repertoire, Jazz Improv, Jazz Ensemble, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Background Info:

Jazz Ensemble is an 18-20 piece traditional big band comprised of SCC's more advanced jazz players and is open to all students through audition. While focused on traditional big band arrangements from Basie, Kenton and Ellington the ensemble also performs more modern arrangements including Funk, Latin and Fusion styles. This group performs at least two major concerts a year and tours in the spring quarter. Jazz Ensemble has participated in the Las Vegas Invitational Jazz Festival and they earned the 2nd place award from the Reno Jazz Festival in 2016. In 2019, the group will perform in New Orleans. Directed by Jeff Kashiwa.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble: A beginning look at jazz concepts, style, production, technique, and more. Between 8 and 16 voices, one-on-a-mic, with rhythm section, students work on various styles and grooves such as swing, Latin, funk, and ballads. Students explore improvisation in a friendly, low stress environment and discuss jazz harmonies, chord function, and vocal color. Directed by Evan Norberg.

Jazz Repertoire students learn jazz vocabulary and improvisation techniques while performing classic jazz standards. The range of instruments varies with the students who enroll, and may include a few vocalists too. The group meets weekly in preparation to perform in the Small Ensemble Recital near the end of the quarter and at other events on campus or in the community. Directed by Steve Kim.

Jazz Improv is an ensemble class with the band typically comprised of students playing guitar, bass, drum, keys/piano and various horns. Some quarters we will joined by a vocalists as well. What is Jazz Improvisation? Improv is a key aspect of jazz. Basically, improvisation is composing on the spot, in which a singer or instrumentalist invents solo melodies and lines over top of a chord progression played by rhythm section instruments (piano, electric guitar, double bass, etc.) and also accompanied by drum kit. The intended outcome is individual expression, emphatic musical interaction, and creative response to shifting contents. Directed by Steve Kim.


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