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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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El Cerrito Jazz Festival 2018

February 10, 2018
El Cerrito High School,
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito, 94530
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The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble participates in the El Cerrito Jazz Festival. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at El Cerrito High School. Check it out!

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December 20172017

Afro-Haitian Dance Show with BHS Jazz Ensemble

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Berkeley High School, Community Theater,
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704
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REDEMPTION – Regaining Control – African Diaspora Dance Concert Thursday, December 14, 7:00 in the Berkeley Community Theater. This show features all of Naomi Washington Diouf’s African/Diaspora Dance classes, with Ms. Linda Carr’s Beginning Modern and Arts & Humanity Academy dancers and the BHS Jazz Ensemble performing as guest artists. Our students have many great dances to perform, including African, Salsa choreographed by Evangelina Sanchez and Erykah Rodriguez, and accompanied by the Jazz Band, Haitian choreographed by guest artist, Tanzia (Shorty) Mucker, and…

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November 2017

Fall Concert: BHS Jazz Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear these bands’ first concert of the year! The Jazz Ensemble will perform with Berkeley High’s Chamber Orchestra, in a first-ever combination! Combo A will also play. This a great opportunity to come see what’s happening in the Jazz program and to hear these wonderful young musicians. ADMISSION: All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free! Adults: $10 CASH or CHECK only Sweet and savory snacks, drinks, and OUR NEW PRINTING OF OUR FAVORITE T-SHIRT (Eat, Sleep, Jazz) for sale! All proceeds benefit…

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Fall Concert: Two O’clock, Three O’clock, & Four O’clock Bands

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Berkeley High School (Little Theater),
1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Come hear these bands’ first concert of the year! This a great opportunity to come see what’s happening in the Jazz program and to hear these wonderful musicians. ADMISSION: All under 18, BUSD Staff: Free – Adults (18+): $10 CASH or CHECK only – Sweet and savory snacks, drinks, and OUR NEW PRINTING OF OUR MOST POPULAR T-SHIRT (Eat, Sleep, Jazz) for sale! All proceeds benefit the BHS Jazz program.

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June 2017

Final Concert 2017: Two, Three, and Four O’clock Bands

June 8, 2017 @ 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 Two, Three, 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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May 2017

BHS Jazz Fundraising Concert 2017

May 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
UC Theatre,
2036 University Avenue, Berkeley, 94704 United States
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We want to make sure you are aware of our highlight show of the year, coming up very soon on Friday, May 12. This is our biggest fundraiser and we hope to fill the house as we did last year at the inaugural show at the brand new UC Theatre, now one of the East Bay’s premier music venues, with state-of-the-art sound, a huge stage, a great dance floor, and bar and food service. Please make a night of it with friends…

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April 2017

Reno Jazz Festival 2017

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
University of Nevada,
Reno, NV 89557 United States
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Selected BHS Jazz bands will participate in the 2017 Annual Reno Jazz Festival on April 28  and 29. Tickets here: http://www.unr.edu/rjf/About_RJF.html

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March 2017

Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival 2017

March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Monterey Jazz Festival,
2000 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA United States
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The 2016-17 Jazz Ensemble and combos will compete to appear at the 47th Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival! Festival, which takes place Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Downtown Monterey – Golden State Theatre and Portola Hotel Monterey, California. (BHS bands schedule TBA, most likely on Saturday, April 1.) See MJF website for ticket info: http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/NGJF

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