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String Extravaganza, May 21, 2013 View this email in your browser Michael Morgan Artistic Director Oakland / East Bay Symphony Members of the San Francisco Symphony, clockwise from top left: Jeremy Constant - violin Paul Brancato - violin Matthew Young - viola Amos Yang - cello Out of Bounds: Mads Tolling - violin Hande Erdem - violin Emily Onderdonk - viola Joseph Hebert - cello Le Jazz Hot: Paul Mehling - guitar Sam Rocha - bass Isabelle Fontaine - guitar Evan Price - violin Please join MICHAEL MORGAN Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:30 PM for the First Annual String Extravaganza Featuring members of the San Francisco Symphony Out of Bounds Quartet Le Jazz Hot Berkeley Mills Furniture Showroom 2830 7th Street, Berkeley, CA Hors d'oeuvres and drinks at 6:30pm Music begins at 7:00pm $25 per person in advance, $35 at the door Cash, Checks or Credit Cards accepted at the door RSVP - h.o.u.s.e@comcast.net Raffle to include gift certificates to Peko Peko, Case of wine from Rock Wall Wine Co. Park Blvd. Yoga, La Nana Salon... and more! Auction Berkeley Mills furniture Drawings by New Yorker cartoonist, Mike Twohy Chamber Music for your next Party! Benefitting H.O.U.S.E. H.O.U.S.E. supports underserved students in Oakland USD middle school string programs by offering in-depth musical training and performance opportunities. Through H.O.U.S.E., talented participants develop their musical skills, build self-esteem, increase critical thinking skills and attention span while fostering a supportive and nurturing community. Our fiscal sponsor is San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music www.sffcm.org. www.facebook.com/HomeOfUnitedStringEnsembles Copyright © Home of United String Ensembles All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: h.o.u.s.e@comcast.net |
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Feb 3

Feb 1, 2013

Announcing: Paul Mehling and Evan Price (of the Hot Club of SF) will be teaching a gypsy jazz ensemble at the Jazzschool Institute in Berkeley this Winter. This will be a weekly 2-hour class, 1:30-3:30pm --

PRF204

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble
Elective -- 2 units, 2 hours lab

An ensemble in the style of Django Reinhardts and Stephane Grappellis Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Beginning with their first recordings in 1934, these two innovators forged a new genre -- gypsy jazz or jazz Manouche -- acoustic music combining pumping, infectious rhythm with virtuosity, inventiveness, and soul. Students learn the subtleties of the rhythm guitar technique known as la pompe, the special role of the bass in a drum-less rhythm section, as well as the distinctive improvisational dialect intrinsic to the style. Instrumentation: voice, violin, viola cello, accordion, solo guitar, rhythm guitar and bass.
As befitting the Jazzschool the course offers instruction by two of the finest players of the genre in the entire United States with one-on-one coaching specifically tailored to the students individual needs.

       

We all have more to learn and there will be plenty of playing, so sign up! And don't wait!.
http://jazzschool.org

Heres the course description:
Ens204 Gypsy Jazz Ensemble
Elective -- 2 units, 2 hours lab An ensemble in the style of Django Reinhardts and Stephane Grappellis Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Beginning with their first recordings in 1934, these two innovators forged a new genre -- gypsy jazz or jazz Manouche -- acoustic music combining pumping, infectious rhythm with virtuosity, inventiveness, and soul. Students learn the subtleties of the rhythm guitar technique known as la pompe, the special role of the bass in a drum-less rhythm section, as well as the distinctive improvisational dialect intrinsic to the style. Instrumentation: voice, violin, viola, cello, accordion, solo guitar, rhythm guitar and bass.
Winter Semester 2013
Auditions for Winter 2013
By Appointment
Semester runs 1/22 through 5/19

I wanted to write to you and let you know how much I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Alden Theater in McLean, VA next week. Your "Cool Yule" show here in 2010 was great and your last show at Wolf Trap was delightful. I (we) are grateful for you bringing Charlie Bower's work forward in your "Silent Surrealism" shows. As you may guess, I've been an HCSF fan for years. You probably don't remember but I was lucky enough to attend your show at the Paramount Theater in Peekskill New York (jeez - 6 years ago) and to walk in on y'all jamming in the motel bar afterwards, where you were very gracious to me. Without getting all gushy, Paul - that was a turning point for me. I took up guitar again, found some (very kind) people to work with, and began developing as a player. Since then I've been doing Django in June, jazz camp in San Diego (tip of the hat to Clint Baker), and others. I helped start the Hot Club of DC, and am currently working with The Hot Society Orchestra of Washington (pictured at WWII Veteran's Honor Flight gig) and Jefferson Street Strutters (trad jazz). And I have students! *laugh*. What I am trying to say Paul is: that with your simple kindness and musicianship you opened a door to a rich and wonderful chapter of my life - full of wonderful music and wonderful people. Thank you very, very, much. Looking forward to seeing you, Evan, Clint, Isobelle, Jeff (or whoever will be coming on this trip) and enjoying the show, and saying "hi". Until then, I send my very best wishes and Thanks Terry Brown