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)
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.
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
Rhonda Chalone and Laurie Lang will work together to share some great vocal improvising with the students at Huegel. More to come.
Laurie will be working with Ms. Carol Jenkins and her amazing 6-8 graders at Jefferson Middle School November 2017. More to come!
Saturday. Feb 17, I had the opportunity to dig into the blues with 15 amazing young bass players from 7 different Wisconsin schools at Regional Essentially Ellington.
I wish i would have taken a photo. 🙂