BoMuse News, v16 n3

BoMuse News, vol. 16, no. 3

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BoMuse News is a monthly newsletter from BoMuse Music. It presents items of interest related to jazz, and advocacy for music education, as well as news of releases from BoMuse Music and the performing activities of Paul Combs. Questions and comments should be sent by visiting “Contact” at Paul Combs’ Web-site.
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1. Playing Tadd’s music at Dizzy’s
2. Airmen of Note in San Diego
3. Jazz Summit 2017
4. San Jose Summer Festival
5. Darmstadt Jazzinstitut and Wayne Shorter Interview
6. Events

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1. We will be playing more of Tadd Dameron’s music at Dizzy’s on Friday, September 8. As in the February KSDS Jazz Live concert, I will joined on the front line by Derek Cannon on trumpet. In the rhythm section I am delighted to have Melonie Grinnell, piano, Rob Thorsen, bass, and Richard Sellers, drums. Claudia Russell from KSDS will be there too, to introduce us. While we will revisit some of the previously unknown, or little-known works tunes we played in February, we will also play a couple of the songs I played last April at the Smithsonian with my Washington, DC friends. Over the next few months we will be recording these to go along with a few of the pieces from the Jazz Live “tapes” for an upcoming CD. More on that as it develops.

Dizzy’s is not a venue, per se, but a concert series presented by Chuck Perrin. Mr. Perrin has been doing this for some time – as San Diego residents know – and given many of the musicians he has presented I am honored to be part of this series. Currently the concerts are presented at the Musician’s Association of San Diego building conveniently located right next to the 5 freeway at 1717 Morena Blvd.

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2. The premier jazz big band of the U. S. Air Force, the Airmen Of Note, is coming to San Diego for a concert and a workshop with students of the San Diego area schools. The concert will take place 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 23 at Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA  92106. The concert is free, but you will need tickets which you can get at Online Tickets, or by calling (619) 849-2325, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues – Fri.

The day before, on Friday, Sept 22nd, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. the Airmen Of Note will present a jazz band clinic and performance at the Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School, 5050 Conrad Ave., San Diego, CA. Like the concert the clinic is free to any and all students from the school band programs, especially those participating in or interested in jazz big band, combo, or jazz vocals.

According to the official invitation, “the format for this clinic will include a full band performance by the Airmen of Note, followed by a discussion of our rehearsal techniques and musical concepts, in addition to a Q&A session with the students, led by our musical director MSgt Ben Patterson. We will also breakout into sectional master classes, where we address musical concerns and common practices as they pertain to each section. These breakouts will include sectionals for trumpets, trombones, saxophones, rhythm section, and vocals. This format allows our members the opportunity to work directly with your students in a smaller musical setting, while also showcasing the power and precision of our organization in a full band performance. We promise our clinics to be an inspiring and motivating educational experience for your students.”

These events are the first stop on the band’s California Tour. You can “like” and follow the Airmen Of Note on Facebook.

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3. August was a delightful month for me, with visits with old friends and family, and

Attendees reflect on Conference at wrap-up session

the annual Jazz Week Jazz Summit – business mixed with more good friends. The Jazz Summit is a gathering of jazz radio, radio promotion, independent labels folks, as well as a few of us performers. I have been attending this conference for many years now, learning a lot and establishing several wonderful friendships, as well. This year I was reminded of the need to stay on top of social networking. As a result I created a performance only Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/BoMuseMusic/>, and created a separate Twitter feed for my personal interests so they will be separate from my @BoMusicMusic feed. Obviously, it is important that political opinion and personal concerns involving family

The living Duke Dubois Humanitarians at the Awards Dinner

and friends are separated from promotional information about one’s musical activities. If a particular project is making a political statement, that is one thing, but you do not want announcements of gigs, etc. to get sidetracked by political arguments.

If you are a jazz performer, I recommend attending the Jazz Summit, at least once in a while. The panel sessions are very informative, and the hang is priceless. (More on the Awards)

 

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4. The Jazz Summit is always scheduled next to a major jazz festival, and this year, as

Danny Green Trio at Cafe Stritch

in the past three, we met just before the San Jose Jazz Summer Festival. The city of San Jose and the Festival have been terrific hosts. The city welcomes us, and helps with some logistical support, if I understand correctly, and the San Jose Jazz gives us complimentary admission to most of the concerts. This year I decided to give something back and volunteered to to be MC at one of the stages. I was very fortunate to be assigned to Cafe Stritch, one of my very favorite jazz clubs anywhere. Among the musicians I introduced were my friends and neighbors, the Danny Green Trio – Danny Green, piano; Justin Grinnell, bass; and Julien Cantelm, drums.

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5. As I said in previous issues, I have decided to let others bring you the notices of the deaths of members of the jazz community at large. I often seem to miss someone, and other sources do a better job. One of them is the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt. We often have to leave it to folks in other countries to honor one of our most significant contributions to world culture. I believe if you send the Jazzinstitut an email, at jazz@jazzinstitut.de, they will add you to their mailing list.

Instead I will use this space for congratulations and/or interesting interviews I have stumbled upon. Here is one with Wayne Shorter who always has something stimulating to say.

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6. Events

Wed., Sept. 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Dene Davidson Trio, Carlsbad Village Faire,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, California

Thur., Sept. 7, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Fred Hardy Quartet, Cafe Bar Europa,
873 Turquoise St. San Diego, California

Fri., Sept.,/08, 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm Paul Combs 5tet Plays Tadd Dameron
Dizzy’s, 1717 Morena Blvd., San Diego, California

Wed., Sept.13, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Dene Davidson Trio, Carlsbad Village Faire,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, California

Thur., Sept., 14,7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Fred Hardy Quartet, Cafe Bar Europa,
873 Turquoise St. San Diego, California

Wed., Sept.,/20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Dene Davidson Trio, Carlsbad Village Faire, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad California

Thur., Sept., 21, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Fred Hardy Quartet, Cafe Bar Europa,
873 Turquoise St. San Diego, California

Wed., Sept.,/27,1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Dene Davidson Trio, Carlsbad Village Faire,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad California

Thur., Sept., 28, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Fred Hardy Quartet, Cafe Bar Europa,
873 Turquoise St. San Diego, California

If you are in Boston check the listings at Jazz Boston. In San Diego visit the Calendar section at Jazz88.3.
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