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September 2019

Cazadero Jump Start for Ensemble

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Cazadero,
5385 Cazadero Hwy, Cazadero, CA 95421 United States
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Solano Stroll

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Solano Stroll Street Fair,
1604 Solano, Berkeley,
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Solano Stroll: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Several of our combos will play at noon, 2 and 4 p.m., and we need a stream of volunteers to sell raffle tickets and merchandise from our booth. We also need people to provide some equipment (PA, folding tables, etc.). SIGN UP HERE.  (Please note: We use SignUp Genius to organize volunteers for all of our events throughout the year. If you haven’t used it before, it’s easy to create an account and…

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Jazz Association General Meetings

September 5 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 pm
Berkeley High School,
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704
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Jazz Association General Meeting: Thursday, September 5, 7:15- 8:30 p.m. in Room A205 (Jazz classroom). First meeting of the year for all parents and guardians to hear about this year’s jazz program from director Sarah Cline, meet this year’s leaders, sign up to volunteer, and vote to fill vacancies on the association board. At this time, we have one nominee to add to the board: Jaime Hernandez as At-Large Board Member/ Diversity Lead.

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August 2019

Orientation for ALL students and families

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berkeley High School,
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704
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Jazz Program Orientation: Wednesday, August 21, 1 – 3 p.m., Room A205 (Jazz classroom). All students and at least one parent per family, please drop in to complete a set of information and permission forms required for the jazz program and the school. Plan to spend 15 to 30 minutes. We’ll send more details about what to bring with you. (This is required, but if you won’t be in town, forms can be completed immediately after school starts.)

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June 2019

Final Concert 2019: Jazz Ensemble

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear the year’s final concert for the 2019 Jazz Ensemble! Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). Refreshments and t-shirts for sale! NOTE NEW TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free! Adults (18+): $10 All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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Final Concert 2019: Eleven and Four O’clock Bands

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear the year’s final concert for the Eleven and Four O’clock Bands! Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). Refreshments and t-shirts for sale! All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free! Adults (18+): $10 All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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Final Concert 2019: Ten and Two O’clock Bands

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear the year’s final concert for the Ten and Two O’clock Bands! Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). Refreshments and t-shirts for sale! All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free! Adults (18+): $10 All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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May 2019

The Ensemble and Combos Play Yoshi’s

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Yoshi's,
510 Embarcadero W, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble and Combos A and B play Yoshi’s on Monday, May 6. This is one of the highlights of the year for the Ensemble, playing at the world-class Yoshi’s Jazz House in Jack London Square. ONE SHOW ONLY this year at 7:30 p.m.! T-shirts will be for sale, including our popular Eat-Sleep-Jazz design and the new JazzGirls Day shirts! Early show ONLY 7:30 p.m., $20: Ensemble, Combos A & B Buy online at https://www.yoshis.com/calendar/ (Service fees are charged on online and…

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March 2019

Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble at Berkeley Symphony

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zellerbach Hall,
UC Berkeley (Bancroft Way near Telegraph), Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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The Berkeley Symphony will present a special matinee performance on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium, featuring our Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble in DVORAK & ELLINGTON. Berkeley Symphony is offering a generous ticket discount for BHS Jazz families. Use this code to purchase $10 tickets: STUDENT10TIX This code is for ANY BUSD family (up to 4 tix per family) for our Zellerbach performance with the Berkeley symphony. You can get those tickets online at https://tickets.berkeleysymphony.org/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=433 or call…

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JazzGirls Day 2019

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berkeley High School, Community Theater,
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704
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8th Annual JazzGirls Day Saturday, MARCH 2, 2019!  1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration opens at 12:30 Girls only, ages 10 -14, who play jazz or are thinking about trying it out, are invited to join professional female jazz musicians and educators for the day. Activities will include master classes, jam sessions, and a closing group concert. This event is FREE and open to all girls who sing or play an instrument. No pre-registration required — just come with your instrument! (Girls do…

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Spring Concert: Two O’clock and Four O’clock Bands

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear the spring concert for the eleven o’clock and four o’clock bands and their combos. With six months of playing experience, these bands will be a force to contend with! This a great opportunity to come see what’s happening in the Jazz program and to hear these wonderful musicians! Refreshments and t-shirts for sale. Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). ADMISSION:  All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free!                    …

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November 20182018

Fall Concert: Ensemble & Combos

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre on the BHS campus. Tickets: Free for students and BUSD staff, $10 for all others who are 18 and up. Snacks and a (new!) BHS Jazz tee shirt (with a surprise new logo item) will be for sale. Please note: Parking is on the street, or in the nearby public parking garage which just reopened and has hundreds of spaces — there are entrances on Center Street or Addison…

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Fall Concert: 2 and 4 o’clock bands

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre on the BHS campus. Tickets: Free for students and BUSD staff, $10 for all others who are 18 and up. Snacks and a (new!) BHS Jazz tee shirt (with a surprise new logo item) will be for sale. Please note: Parking is on the street, or in the nearby public parking garage which just reopened and has hundreds of spaces — there are entrances on Center Street or Addison…

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Fall Concert: 10 and 11 O’clock bands

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre on the BHS campus. Tickets: Free for students and BUSD staff, $10 for all others who are 18 and up. Snacks and a (new!) BHS Jazz tee shirt (with a surprise new logo item) will be for sale. Please note: Parking is on the street, or in the nearby public parking garage which just reopened and has hundreds of spaces — there are entrances on Center Street or Addison…

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June 2018

Third Annual Latin Dance Party at The UC Theatre

June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UC Theatre,
2036 University Avenue, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Join us at The UC Theatre for another amazing concert and dance party featuring the 2017-18 Jazz Ensemble and the new All-Star Lab Band. The Ensemble will play Latin dance tunes they played on their trip to Cuba last January. VIP tickets: $95 - Includes reserved seat at a table. Seat: $55 Dance floor/Standing room (no seating): $30, under 21 $20 Salsa lessons with Jake Jacobs at 7:00, show at 8:00. (Doors open at 6:30.) Tickets may be purchased from any…

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May 2018

2018-19 BHS Jazz Program Auditions

May 22, 2018 - May 30, 2018
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Auditions will be held for the 2018-19 program on the following dates (times TBA, usually afternoon/evening). Please visit in early May to sign up online. Note: Details may change. May 22, 2018: Trombone May 23, 2018: Trumpet May 24, 2018: Saxophone May 29, 2018: Drums/Piano May 30, 2018: Bass/guitar If you have questions, please email berkeleyhighjazz@gmail.com.

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April 2018

Two O’clock and Four O’clock Bands at the Freight!

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Freight & Salvage,
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Come hear the annual concert by the Two O’clock and Four O’clock Bands at Berkeley’s world-class Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse! Just added! Guest artist Kasey Knudsen, saxophone. More here: https://www.bayimproviser.com/artist/357/kasey-knudsen https://stanfordjazz.org/more-info/faculty-kasey-knudsen/ http://www.edgetonerecords.com/knudsen.html Tickets $20 advance, $24 day of show (member/youth discounts available). Tickets available in advance online at http://www.freightandsalvage.org/ (includes service fees) OR buy them from BHS Jazz students starting March 27 (no service fee). T-shirts for sale! All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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March 2018

Monterey NextGen Jazz Festival 2018

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Monterey Jazz Festival,
2000 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA United States
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The 2017-18 Jazz Combo A will appear at the 48th Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 10! (Time TBA.) Several of our students will also play in a big band on Sunday, March 11. The Festival takes place Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018 (far earlier than in previous years!) in Downtown Monterey at the Golden State Theatre, Portola Hotel Monterey, and other locations in downtown Monterey. (BHS combo schedule TBA on Saturday, March 10.) See MJF…

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February 2018

Spring Concert: Ten o’clock and four o’clock bands & combos

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - March 1, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear the ten o’clock and four o’clock bands and associated combos! This a great opportunity to come see what’s happening in the Jazz program and to hear these wonderful musicians! Refreshments and t-shirts for sale. Tickets available at the door (cash or check only). ADMISSION:  All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free!                     Adults (18+): $10 All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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JazzGirls Day 2018

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berkeley High School, Community Theater,
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704
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7th Annual JazzGirls Day Saturday, FEBRUARY 24, 2018! Please note new date! Registration opens at 12:30 Girls only, ages 10 -14, who play jazz or are thinking about trying it out, are invited to join professional female jazz musicians and educators for the day. Activities will include master classes, jam sessions, and a closing group concert. This event is FREE and open to all girls who sing or play an instrument. No pre-registration required — just come with your instrument! (Girls…

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