Announcing Brandon Coleman as Director of Graphic Design & Media

10482588_707325332654041_7954795568631001294_nWe would like to “Officially” welcome Brandon Coleman to Jazz and Roots Cincinnati as Director of Graphic Design & Media! In addition to being an accomplished musician and educator, Brandon is also a wizard of all things graphic design and technology. Brandon has been a huge asset to Jazz and Roots Cincinnati from the get go, lending his creative graphic design skills to help create all of the posters, logos, recordings and videos for us. Brandon is a team player and dedicated community leader and we are extremely excited and lucky to have someone who is equally skilled as a musician and an educator as he is in the world of graphic arts and technology as a part of the team at Jazz and Roots Cincinnati!

www.brandoncoleman-music.com

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Fareed Haque: Jazz/Rock Workshop

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About Fareed Haque’s Jazz Rock Workshop: Hipify, soulify, funkify and raga-ize your pentatonics

***Admission $30 – Truefire DVD comes with purchase of workshop ticket***

Flavor your rhythm section with heaping portions of Funk, Rock, R&B, a pinch of Hip-Hop, and a touch of Worldbeat until feet, head and torso start moving involuntarily. Season to taste with modern harmony and pungent improvisation. Bake to the beat.

You’ve just cooked up Jazz Rock aka Acid Jazz aka Jazz Funk aka Jam Funk aka Groove Jazz aka Jazz Fusion. Call it what you like but for the purpose of this educational experience with Fareed Haque, we’re going with Jazz Rock Workshop aka How To Hipify, Soulify, Funkify and Raga-ize Your Pentatonics.

For those of you ready to cook up your own Jazz Rock brew, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the good news; a lot of Jazz Rock is played in one key, over a one-chord vamp, improvising mostly with a simple Pentatonic scale.

Now the bad news; a lot of Jazz Rock is played in one key, over a one-chord vamp, improvising mostly with a simple Pentatonic scale. Creating fresh and interesting improvisations, measure after measure, night after night, within such a basic structure is a daunting and extremely challenging task.

So how do the likes of John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Larry Coryell, Scott Henderson, Charlie Hunter, Pat Methany and our resident Guru of World Guitar, Fareed Haque twist and turn that simple landscape into so many new and uncharted sonic territories?

More good news; Fareed Haque’s Jazz Rock Workshop will teach you how to transform that tired old pentatonic scale of yours into a veritable kaleidoscope of colors, textures and moods that you can apply with unlimited improvisational possibilities.

Pete McCann (NYC Guitarist) @ The Greenwich 11/9

Pete McCann – Masterclass and Concert

Monday Nov 9th

The Greenwich

Pete McCann

5:00 – Masterclass

6:30 – Intermission w/ D’Addario giveaways and food

7:30 – Concert featuring Pete McCann (Guitar), Aaron Jacobs (Bass), Tony Franklin (Drums)

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene – a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five solo albums released to date.

McCann’s prowess has led him to perform with many of the jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, and Brian Blade, and the breadth of his experience – incorporating jazz, rock, Latin, fusion and contemporary classical – has prompted his appearance on over 80 album recordings. Working with the likes of Patti Austin, Grace Kelly and Curtis Stigers, as well as the Mahavishnu Project, he has progressively forged an enviable reputation for both exactitude and exhilarating musicality, influenced by seminal guitarists including Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth and Mike Stern.

Thanks to our sponsor!

D'addario

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Pete McCann – Masterclass and Concert

Pete McCann

Pete McCann – Masterclass and Concert

Monday Nov 9th

The Greenwich

5:00 – Masterclass

6:30 – Intermission w/ D’Addario giveaways and food

7:30 – Concert featuring Pete McCann (Guitar), Aaron Jacobs (Bass), Tony Franklin (Drums)

Pete McCann is undoubtedly one of the most respected and industrious electric guitarists on the New York and international scene – a popular sideman in innumerable jazz and jazz/rock line-ups over the past 25 years, as well as a recording artist in his own right with five solo albums released to date.

McCann’s prowess has led him to perform with many of the jazz greats, including Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, and Brian Blade, and the breadth of his experience – incorporating jazz, rock, Latin, fusion and contemporary classical – has prompted his appearance on over 80 album recordings. Working with the likes of Patti Austin, Grace Kelly and Curtis Stigers, as well as the Mahavishnu Project, he has progressively forged an enviable reputation for both exactitude and exhilarating musicality, influenced by seminal guitarists including Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth and Mike Stern.

Announcing New Outreach Programs and JARC on Tour in NY 2016!

We are very excited to announce a new Outreach Program!

Western Swing: Learning U.S. History Through Music

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Western Swing: Learning U.S. History Through Music, is a 30-40 min presentation that takes students on a musical journey through our Nation’s heartland. The story of the “Dust Bowl” migration and it’s impact on California culture and beyond is told through song and multi media presentation.

Topics covered include:

  • John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”
  • The Dust Bowl migration
  • The state of our Nation 1920-1960
  • Cowboy Songs, Hollywood and the “Singing Cowboy”
  • Jazz and it’s connection to Country Music
  • Okie Culture and how it shaped California

Download full program outlineWestern Swing- Learning U.S. History through Music – Jazz and Roots Cincinnati (Education Outreach Programs)

The Midwestern Swing, one of Jazz and Roots’ resident ensembles, will be on tour in New York in Feb 2016 performing and presenting outreach programs at the “Flurry Festival” in Saratoga Spring, NY 2/12-14 and other schools and venues along the way. Stay tuned for more details and dates!

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Inaugural Event w/ Fareed Haque!

On Septemeber 27th we celebrated our first inaugural event by presenting guitarist, Fareed Haque, in masterclass and in concert! It was a great event with 25 in attendance. Urban Artifact was our venue partner and the Greater Cincinnati Guitar Society was our co-presenting sponsor. Big thanks to those two great organizations for a shared vision and all the hard work in making this event happen! We also had three sponsors! A huge thanks to D’Addario, Reverb.com, and Bonomoni Bakery for their generous support and donations! We were able to give away a lot of fun guitar related items at intermission while enjoying coffee and pastries. Stay tuned for some great video footage from the masterclass and the concert!

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Jeremy Cunningham – Jeff Parker (Creative Improv Workshop)

Jazz and Roots Cincinnati

Up and coming Chicago jazz drummer and composer, Jeremy Cunningham and Chicago mainstay Jeff Parker will present a workshop that focuses on with the Chicago improvised music scene, their experiences playing music in the free/creative music vein, and how we combine free playing with straight ahead forms of music.

Brazilian Guitar Workshop w/ Bruno Mangueira

Jazz and Roots Cincinnati

 

Jazz and Roots CincinnatiBrazilian Guitar Workshop w/ Bruno Mangueira

Sunday Oct 25th

12:00pm

@Urban Artifact

$10 Admission

BRUNO MANGUEIRA was born in Vitoria, Brazil in 1978. He has been appearing on the Brazilian and North American scenes as a guitarist, composer and arranger. He started playing guitar at the age of 4, through his father. At 16 he began his professional activities as a big band guitarist. In 1998 he moved to the city of Campinas, where he completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in music from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). He also lived in São Paulo, New York City and Cincinnati, where he developed part of his doctoral studies as a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati. Bruno has participated in concerts and recordings alongside Brazilian artists including Toninho Horta, Nelson Ayres, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paulo Jobim, Filó Machado, Sizão Machado and Helio Alves. His work with American artists has included Phil DeGreg, Rick DellaRatta, Mandy Gaines, Kim Pensyl and Paul Keller. Appearing as a soloist with symphony orchestras and big bands in Brazil and the U.S., he has worked as arranger and musical director for various CDs, DVD and concerts. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by orchestras and big bands in several Brazilian and North American cities. His recordings as a group member include the CDs of the Trio Azeviche (2007), big band Banda Urbana (2011), and trio with Nailor Proveta and Carlos Roberto Oliveira on Companhia Sarau – Mostra Instrumental (2007). His first album as a soloist, Bruno Mangueira (2009), featured appearances by Toninho Horta, Nailor Proveta, Toninho Ferragutti and Léa Freire. This album was released at the TV show Instrumental SESC Brasil (SescTV), recorded in a live concert in São Paulo, and also had a concert in New York City. It was pre-nominated for the Brazilian Music Award. Bruno’s second CD, Camburi (2013), features guest Brazilian artists Leila Pinheiro, Filó Machado, Beth Bruno and Gilson Peranzzetta. It was released at Bruno’s concert at the University of Louisville Jazz Fest 2014 (USA), and Casa Thomas Jefferson, in Brasilia. His current projects include the presentation of his most recent CD Camburi, and the completion of two new releases: a solo guitar CD and a duo album with guitarist Marcus Teixeira. He is also the arranger and musical director of the “Crooner Project”, in partnership with singer Fabio Cadore and the audio engineer Adonias Jr. His educational activities include the Sao Paulo State Music School (2009-11), numerous guest masterclasses and workshops in Brazil and at North American universities incuding the Univ. of Louisvile  and Univ. of Cincinnati. He is currently a professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB), specializing in Brazilian and Jazz Guitar, Harmony and Improvisation and Ensembles.

www.brunomangueira.com