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Feb
1
Sat
Ellington Study Group 2/1/2019 – Quantum Harmony, Early Jazz – Special Guest Joshua Moshier @ Vitello's
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our next class on February 1st will be jam-packed with a detailed of some of the basic harmony of jazz music. I’ll start with a deep dive into early jazz harmony, focusing on how improvising players manipulated and exploited the “classical” chromaticism of popular music and the evolved late 19th century European tradition. I’ll talk about interpreting diminished passing chords, secondary dominants, other chromaticism, and some of the ways the complex jazz harmonic tradition evolved from three and four-voice harmony and voice leading. I want to take a look at the classic Ellington piece “East St. Louis Toodle-oo,” and if we have time we’ll get into the more modern polyphonic music of artists like Steve Lacy, the “Downtown” NYC sound, and some music from the 21st century “Trad” jazz movement.

After a short schmooze break I’ll bring up our special guest Joshua Moshier. Joshua is a magnificent jazz pianist and composer, and has become an established presence as composer for film and TV. He’ll discuss his career, his jazz background, how he combines improvisation with composed material, and the process of recording and editing scores which feature improvised music.

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About Joshua Moshier:

Joshua’s live-action work includes scoring the FX series Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis, the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Special from Jim Parsons’ That’s Wonderful Productions, the Netflix film Happy Anniversary from writer/director Jared Stern, and the main title music for the Emmy-nominated IFC series Documentary Now! starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader.
In animation, Joshua’s work includes the upcoming HBO Max series Looney Tunes Cartoons, the Netflix series Dragons: Rescue Riders from DreamWorks, and the viral animated hit Sidewalk, directed by Celia Bullwinkel.
Joshua studied music at Northwestern University. Throughout and after college, he delved deeply into the Chicago jazz scene, performing as a pianist with Marquis Hill, Chris Madsen, Milton Suggs, John Moulder and many others. In his own group co-led with Mike Lebrun, he released Joy Not Jaded and The Local Colorists, as well as his Chamber Music America commissioned work Touch and Go: The Studs Terkel Project.
Joshua is an alumnus of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program (Narrative Feature) and the BMI Conducting Workshop.
May
13
Wed
Scott Healy Ensemble Live at Vibrato @ Vibrato
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:56 pm

The Scott Healy Ensemble returns to Vibrato Grill on May 13th, 2020.

Details to follow.

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Live at Kilbourn Hall

Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra

Live at Kilbourn Hall

"...terrific large ensemble worLive at Kilbourn Hall CD Coverk led by composer and pianist Scott Healy. A mix of originals and covers (“Anthropology,” “Solitude,” “In Your Own Sweet Way”), with the transitions between the two groups sounding fluid and cohesive. Some nice soloing by members of the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra, but it’s the best moments are those of group interplay when the energy of a song seems close to ripping its form apart just to have it all coalesce back into its original shape. -Dave Sumner, WonderingSound.com

A pristine, intense live recording of new music, previously unrecorded works, and two numbers from Scott’s Grammy-nominated 2012 release Hudson City Suite it's an “instant” record – one take, no fixes – just mix, master, release..maybe repeat... CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO, DOWNLOAD AND PURCHASE LINKS...

The Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite

2014 Grammy® Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition

Hudson City Suite CD CoverFollowing a year of rave reviews and national jazz radio airplay, Los Angeles composer, performer, and Conan O'Brien keyboardist Scott Healy scored a 2014 Grammy nomination for his ten-piece jazz ensemble tour de force Hudson City Suite. "Scott Healy's Hudson City Suite unites past and present musically as well as conceptually, bridging traditional big-band swing with lithe jazz modernism. -Downbeat Magazine CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO, DOWNLOAD AND PURCHASE LINKS...