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Ellington Study Group V. 2.0

The Return of the E.S.G. …as opposed to MSG, MDA, MMA or ESL… Announcing the THIRD meeting of the newly-reformed Ellington Study Group LA, now officially underwritten (thank you very... Read more



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Events

Jun
17
Sat
ASMAC Master Class with Scott Healy @ Valley College (music room, Fulton and Oxnard)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Writing Outside the Box – Techniques to Expand Jazz Composition”

The American Society of Musicians Arrangers and Composers will host a master class with LA composer and pianist Scott Healy on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 11am to 2pm. The event will be moderated by Kim Richmond and, and will be held at Valley College.

The topic:

More details soon. Please visit the ASMAC website at here.

Jul
9
Sun
Santa Barbera Jazz Society with Kim Richmond
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

The Herbie Hancock & Joni Mitchell Project (with singer Kimberly Ford)

Jul
19
Wed
“Conan” at COMICON!!! @ Spreckles Theater
Jul 19 – Jul 22 all-day
"Conan" at COMICON!!! @ Spreckles Theater

“Conan” returns to San Diego for four live shows at the Spreckles Theater. Details to follow…

Professorscosco Posts

Jymie Merritt – “Forerunner”Bassist Michael Merritt, ProfScoSco’s daily Basic Cable Band collaborator, has produced a tribute co [...]

Re-posted For Ornette: Top-Down #2: Phrase Length, Strength, and the Third DimensionOriginally posted on Professorscosco: There’s nothing wrong with strict song form, standards, blues, [...]

Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra Pt. 1 – “Tom Sails Away”I’d like to welcome composer and arranger Jack Cooper to Professorscosco as my first featured guest [...]

As does “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” But, sorry, this abortion of a movie, “Whiplash”,  is by far the worst [...]

Memories of Manny Albam – by Allen MyersI had the opportunity to study with Manny Albam a few years before Allen, but his post on his blog b [...]

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...