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Ellington Study Group LA – Ellington and Thad Jones – 1930’s to 1960’s

When:
November 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91604
USA
Cost:
$12
Contact:
Scott Healy

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On Friday we will dive back into large ensemble voicing, first by revisiting “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue” by Duke Ellington. Duke’s work in the mid 1930’s predicted and influenced the “modern” big band arrangers.

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Then…it’s Thad, Thad and More Thad (Jones, that is)…this time with an emphasis on jazz theory and harmony. His style fulfillment of the Old Testament Swing Era prophecy. This new sound is rich with thick harmony and intense harmonic movement…and impeccable voicing and balancing technique. We’re going to see lots of “college chords” and some challenging jazz theory – we will refer to examples from “Inside the Score” by Rayburn Wright.
Cover charge: $12 includes continental breakfast
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Vitello’s E-Spot Lounge – 4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 91604

Cover charge: $12 includes unlimited coffee
Vitello’s E-Spot Lounge – 4349 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 91604

For more information visit Ellington Study Group website.


Composer Scott Healy leads the The Ellington Study Group LA, a hands-on study of scores and recordings of large ensemble jazz music, and music theory and orchestration techniques. The material is advanced, and is geared toward professional classical and jazz composers, film composers, arrangers and instrumentalists who want to increase their understanding and appreciation of large ensemble jazz writing. The discussion ranges from the minutia of voicing and harmony, to broader topics like form, pacing, transparent orchestration, compositional intent and improvisation. Previous classes have included works by Duke Ellington from the 1930’s, Ellington/Strayhorn from the 1950’s, and works by jazz composers, arrangers and band leaders Gil Evans and Miles Davis, Bennie Moten, Fletcher Henderson, Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones and Sun Ra.

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