Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nutcracker Suite-Duke Ellington library performance



Jazz Ensemble at the Library on Monday-preview performance of tonight's jazz concert-Ellington's Nutcracker Suite

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Transcription Mania!

This is a crazy website.
http://charlesmcneal.com/Transcriptions.html

This guy obviously loves transcribing jazz. What a great resource for any young jazzer...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Orleans 2012


Spent a week with His Hands2 Go. Just went back to their website and found a nice video of us playing with Steamboat Willie at Cafe Begneit.  Good Clean FuN....

http://hishands2go.com/

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Busy times in LZ Band

It's been a while... Things are hoppin' at the high school. Lot's going on. Jazz Concert Tonight. Band Concert next Wednesday, Just finished the Rolling Meadows Jazz Fest last Saturday. Student Teacher Andrew Jacobi doing a great job with us-following in his father's footsteps.  Lot's of students doing lots of great things. Solo & Ensemble contest this Saturday at Loyola Academy-some highlights-a sax quartet doing an arrangement I did of a Bela Fleck tune; a trumpet trio doing Anderson's Bugler's Holiday; a brass choir doing a work by J. S. Bach that is unbelievably before it's time in terms of harmony and complexity, two freshmen sax quartets, a clarinet choir, a french horn choir, plus much more and lots of Solos! I can't wait to see how everyone does!