February 21, Wednesday will be a showcase 6:30 – 9pm at the Stamm House

Come out to hear Middleton High school kids perform their songs they are preparing for solo and ensemble. It will be great to hear a variety of jazz, broadway and classical tunes performed on various instruments and singing. Mrs. Stine will be there on piano to accompany students.

Middleton High School BOPA https://www.middletonbandorchestra.org/

1847 at the Stamm House http://www.1847stammhouse.com/

 

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OMJ Jam – February 7, 6:30 – 9pm

Our Middleton Jazz Jam for Wednesday, February 7 we will offer the opportunity to play any songs from Real Book 1 or 2 and/or any 12 bar blues of your choice.

Please practice your song ahead of time and be ready to play the melody and improvise on the tune or learn a transcription of a great jazz musician and play that.

Come and enjoy playing music with other high school friends, community members and area professional jazz musicians.

This week we will feature:

Stan Godfriaux – piano (Godfriaux family has a long time jazz lineage in Madison, Stan is one of their best!) Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/stan.godfriaux/videos/1542790989077601/

Matthew Endres – drums (UW – Adjunct Professor of Music/jazz studies)MattEndres

Dan Wallach – sax (leader of jazz combos at MHS and amazing all around saxophonist and teacher)

Laurie Lang – bass (MHS Jazz Mama)

Note:

February 21 – will be a showcase of WSMA Solo and Ensemble pieces by the best of Middleton High school — Classical, showtunes and jazz music will be featured. 

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January 17- OMJ Jam 6:30 – 9pm

This week, Wednesday, January 17 and later, February 7 we will offer the opportunity to play any songs from Real Book 1 or 2.

Please practice your song ahead of time and be ready to play the melody and improvise on the tune or learn a transcription of a great jazz musician and play that.

Also pick any 12 bar blues of your choice in any key.

Come and enjoy playing music with other high school friends, community members and area professional jazz musicians.

This week we will feature.

Dan Wallach – sax (leader of jazz combos at MHS and amazing all around saxophonist and teacher)

*Becca May Grant – piano (composer & gospel jazz queen of Madison’s FOL)

*Rick Flowers – drums (very talented multi-instrumentalist and composer)

Laurie Lang – bass (MHS Jazz Mama)

Becca May Grant’s band – Rivers of Madison

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Rick performing his dynamic compositions with his band in the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s “Strollin’ Middleton” series last fall.

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OMJJ (Our Middleton Jazz Jam) is moved to THURSDAY, Dec. 21 – 6:30 -9pm

School is out, Come and join us Thursday, Dec. 21, 6:30 -9pm to have a great community music making PARTY at The Stamm House:  http://www.1847stammhouse.com

WE INVITE:  MHS Students, Alumni, Teachers, Families and all interested in improvising jazz,

Several people have ask WHO can participate?

short answer: any musician, any age who is able to play a 12 bar blues or other tune and improvise over the form.

longer answer: This jam is an open format where musicians come and sign up for a song they know. (there will be a sign-up sheet – look for it). By song musicians will be called to the stage and get the chance to play and improvise on the song of their choice with some professional musicians and other student musicians.  The musician does NOT need to have their song or improvising mastered– this is a fun, friendly, give it a try, performance/workshop opportunity for all. OMJJ is targeted for MHS Students but not exclusive to them.  

Chance Stine – Sax, John Becker – piano, Jim Huwe – drums, Laurie Lang – bass and other MHS musicians and other pros adding a few songs for this party event.

December 21st we’ll still play tons of blues in various keys and hit some Christmas & Holiday favs. We will feature Mr. Becker, the AMAZING, Sauk Trail, magic, music teaching Man on keys and also some drums; the most grooving drummer around Mr Jim Huwe; JazzBassMama Laurie Lang on Bass; Jan Wheaton -vocals  will stop by to sing a few holiday tunes to warm the stage and MHS grand alumni, Chance Stine on saxophone will appear as well as all the wonderful students of MHS music program and others who want a piece of the action.

OMJJ is not an official MHS program but is an opportunity for MHS students to learn and perform in a safe environment.  

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Dec. 21 – THURSDAY — move OMJJ over a day

OMJJ (Our Middleton Jazz Jam)moves over a day…. Turns out the Stamm House has an event on the 20th so let’s make music and party on THURSDAY, Dec. 21. 

Chance Stine – Sax, John Becker – piano, Jim Huwe – drums, Laurie Lang – bass and other MHS musicians and other pros adding a few songs for this party event.

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Our Middleton Jazz Jam -Dec. 20 @ The Stamm House 6:30 -9pm

SO MUCH FUN! We’ve been jamming on the blues every session but also featuring different tunes students have learned and Dec. 6 theme was Miles Davis tune and we were joined by Halie So What Miles Brown– tons OF trumpet.

December 20th we’ll still play tons of blues in various keys and hit some Christmas & Holiday favs. We will feature Mr. Becker, the AMAZING, Sauk Trail, magic, music teaching Man on keys and also some drums; the most grooving drummer around Mr Jim Huwe; JazzBassMama Laurie Lang on Bass; Professor Dan Wallach on Sax; Jan Wheaton -vocals  will stop by to sing a few holiday tunes to warm the stage and MHS grand alumni, Chance Stine on saxophone will appear as well as all the wonderful students of MHS music program and others who want a piece of the action.

possible songlist: (send me your email if you’d like copies of any music to prepare yourself for the jam)

C- Jam Blues

Sonnymoon for 2 (Bb)

Blue Bossa

Straight no Chaser (Bb)

Everyday i Have the Blues

Freddie the Freeloader (Bb)

Watermelon Man

Holiday Theme Songs

Christmas Song (Mel Torme)

Jingle Bells (Giant Steps changes on the chorus)

Silent Night — with All Blues bassline

and more…

 

 

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Dec. 6 – Wednesday: Miles Davis Tunes and All Blues from Real Book 1

Hey Musicians

These are tunes you can prepare to play in the jam on December 6. They are Miles Davis tunes from Real Book 1 — prepare one tune or several. Learn the melody, the chord changes, scales and come ready to improvise over the tune you pick.

All Blues :  (G Blues: 6/8)

Blue in Green:  

Boblicity

Eighty One:

Four:

Freddie theFreeloader (Bb Blues)

Half Nelson

Nardis

7steps to Heaven 

Solar

So What (modal)

Straight, No Chaser (F blues)  

and ANY other blues you want to bring– We’ll play C-jam blues every session.

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