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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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

http://www.1847stammhouse.com

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

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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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