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Jazz Academy
 

at the
John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
868 High Street, Eugene, OR. 541-687-6526
 
Directed by Glenn Griffith
 
2009/2010 School Year


Tuesday Combo 
Joe Manis: director, keyboard bass
- 3:45- 5:15 in room 324
 
Adam H., Guadalupe, Aaron, Rowan, Somer Joe


Thursday Combo

 
Glenn Griffith: director, piano
3:45 - 5:15- Combo
Ryan, Jamie, Ken, Griffin

Spring Semester
Week 1
    Tuesday: April 6th - Joe's Class - 3:45-5:15 (Posponed until later in the semester)

    Thursday: April 8th -  Glenn's Class - 3:45-5:15
      

Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:
Week 7:
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Week 9:
Week 10:
Week 11:


     

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The Jazz Academy will again focus on learning jazz through performances in small group combos.
Students will learn
the basics of jazz improvisation, theory and harmony, and pratical performance
practices through
the study of American Standards and Jazz Classics in weekly workshop classes.
We find this to be a good complement to the school band programs. 

The Jazz Academy will begin an 11-week semester starting the week of September 28th.

Workshop classes will meet on either Tuesdays or Thursdays according to age and
playing level. Times will  start at 3:45 for middle school and 4:00 for High
school levels and go for an hour and a half.

Weekly workshops will be run by myself or
Joe Manis

Cost this year will be $140 per semester.
With 11 rehearsals and 2 concerts per semester, that is less than $12 per service, less than $8 per hour.
 There is finical aid for those who need
assistance as usual.

All students will be required to have a copy of the legally published “The Real Book”,

6th edition for your instrument. Bass and trombone players are encouraged to learn to use
a “C” treble clef book. You can buy these at “Pacific Winds” or at the “Buy and Sell”
downtown. They are $25 - $29. The “original” Real Book, an illegal book, will not be used.

**** Please contact me via e-mail or phone ASAP and let me know if you will be

attending the Jazz Academy this semester. ****

If you have any questions please feel free to call me.


Glenn Griffith
345-7308
g_griffith@comcast.net
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Fall Semester
Week 1:
        Tuesday  - Sept 29th
        Thursday -  Oct 1st
Week 2:
        Tuesday - Oct 6th
        Thursday - Oct 8th

Week 3:
        
Tuesday - Oct 13th
        Thursday -  Oct 15th

Week 4:
       
Tuesday - Oct 20th
        Thursday -  Oct 22nd

Week 5:
       
Tuesday - Oct 27th
        Thursday -  Oct 29th

Week 6:
       
Tuesday -Nov 3rd
        Thursday -  Nov 5th

Week 7:
       
Tuesday - Nov 10th
        Thursday  - Nov 12th
         
Week 8:
       
Tuesday - Nov 17th
        Thursday -  Nov 19th

Week 9:
       
Tuesday - Nov 24th
        **Wednesday -  Nov 25th, Thursday is Thanksgiving

Week 10:
       
Tuesday - Dec 1st
        Thursday -  Dec 3rd

Week 11:
       Tuesday - Dec 8th
       Wednesday - Dec 9th : Concert in the Recital Hall, 6:30 - 8:00

                        4:00 - 4:45: Glenn's combo, set up and then rehearse in the Recital Hall
                        4:45 - 5:30: Whitney's combo rehearse
                        5:30 - 6:15: Joe's Combo rehearse

                        6:30 concert: 15 - 23 minutes each group
                                1. Joe's combo
                                2. Glenn's combo
                                3. Whitney's combo

Winter Semester
Week 1:
    Tuesday: Jan 12th - Combo III - 3:45-5:15 - Joe

    Thursday: Jan 14th - Combo II - 3:45-5:15 - Glenn
                                      Combo I - 4:45 -6:15 - Whitney
       

Week 2:
     
Tuesday: Jan 19th - Combo III - 3:45-5:15 - Joe

      Thursday: Jan 21st
- Combo II - 3:45-5:15 - Joe
                                      Combo I - 4:45 -6:15 - Whitney

      
Week 3:
   
    Tuesday: Jan 26th - Combo III - 3:45-5:15 - Joe

       Thursday: Jan 28th
- Combo II - 3:45-5:15 - Glenn
                                        Combo I - 4:45 -6:15 - Whitney

  
Week 4:
 
      Tuesday: Feb 2nd - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  - Joe

      Thursday: Feb 4th
 - Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 - Glenn
                                      Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 - Whitney
      Sunday Feb 7th  -
all Jazz Academy students can attend the "Heart & Soul" concert
                                   with the Jazz Kings at the Shedd at 2:30PM
                           
  
Week 5:
   
   Tuesday: Feb 9th - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  - Joe

      Thursday: Feb 11th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 - Glenn
                                      Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 - Whitney
                                      all Jazz Academy students can attend the "Jazz Meets Jobim"
                                     concert at the Shedd at 7:30PM

Week 6:
   
   Tuesday: Feb 16th - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  -

      Thursday: Feb 18th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 -
                                       Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 -
       Friday Feb 19th - Combo II - 7:00 - 7:45- at the Jazz Station


Week 7:
   
    Tuesday: Feb 23rd - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  -

       Thursday: Feb 25th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 -
                                         Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 -
       Saturday Feb 27th - Combo II - 7:00 - South Eugene Jazz Cabaret 

Week 8:
   
   Tuesday: Mar 2nd - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  -

      Thursday: Mar 4th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 -
                                      Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 -

 
Week 9:
   
  Tuesday: Mar 9th - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  -

      Thursday: Mar 11th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 -
                                        Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 -
   
       Saturday Mar 13th -  Clinic with Ken Peplowski & Friends -
                            Clinic for Jazz Academy combos only - 1:00 AM - 2:00 noon
                            Clinic open for all students - 2:00 - 3:00
                             all Jazz Academy students can attend the "Jazz Party" at the Shedd at 7:30PM

 
Week 10:
      
 Tuesday: Mar 16th - Combo III - 3:45 - 5:15  -

      Thursday: Mar 18th
- Combo II - 3:45 - 5:15 -
                                        Combo I - 4:45 - 6:15 -
      Saturday:March 20th - Combo I plays at the Jazz Station - 7:00 - 7:45

    


 
 

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