Miles Davis Tunes and All Blues from Real Book 1

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Nov 15, Wed, 6:30 -9pm Our Middleton Jazz Jam- Latin, Blues and Funky Tunes

Vince Jesse – Guitar

Rick Flowers – drums

Laurie Lang (Croasdale) – bass

Dan Wallach – sax

and tons of fun Middleton High School musicians!

Come on out to play and/or listen. Latin, Blues and Funky tunes!

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Our Middleton Jazz Jam @ The Stamm house Wednesday, Nov. 15 6:30 -9pm

1847 at the Stamm House

Wednesday nights 6:30 – 9pm     Professional musicians with MHS Students and friends


6:30 to 7:30 pm

Enjoy a showcase “mini-concert” by: The House Band or an MHS Combo or selected group/soloist


7:30 to 9 pm

Come and sit in…. we’ll always jam on the blues and other tunes– bring your instrument or voice and your favorite songs to jam on. Bring lots of friends, too!


Get these dates on your calendar:

Nov. 15 – Funky and Latin jazz Favorites

Dec. 6 – Miles Davis songs

Dec. 20 – Swinging Holiday songs

Jan. 3 – New Year New Compositions (originals and songs of living composers)

Jan. 17 – Songs You Love (bring your favorite songs to perform and improvise on)


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All School Concert and Kids Improvised


Music Teacher, Rhonda Chalone really shared in the fun by scatting into the microphone and then having many spontaneous soloists in the elementary school audience/choir.

All the kids sang the melodies to the music of Duke Ellington’s C-Jam Blues and a John Coltrane’s modal jazz version of My Favorite Things which they had learned the week before and had the opportunity to do some call and response scat in each of their classes.

Musicians: (L-R) Rhonda Chalone,  Jim Erickson, Dan Wallach, Jan Wheaton, Laurie Lang, Cliff Frederiksen, and Chris Sandoval gave a concert performance featuring the music of many jazz greats. There was also a funny and charming  performance by several of the classroom teachers using puppets to act out a jazzy storybook about a scatting jazz fly.


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Huegel Scats and Hits New Heights with the Jazz Fly in October



Performance will feature :

The Students of Huegel – group vocals

Rhonda Chalone – music teacher, pianist & story teller

Chris Sandoval- drums, The Jazz Fly

Laurie Lang  – Artist in Residence, Bassist and Willie the Worm

Dan Wallach – Saxophones and Nancy the Gnat

Jan Wheaton – vocals and Scat singer

Cliff Frederiksen – vocals, scat singer and guitarist

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October 2017 Huegel Elementary Bebops Jazz Scat

Rhonda Chalone and Laurie Lang will work together to share some great vocal improvising with the students at Huegel. More to come.



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Jefferson Middle School Strings Jazz it Up

Laurie will be working with Ms. Carol Jenkins and her amazing 6-8 graders at Jefferson Middle School November 2017. More to come! 

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