JJB Note

Spring is finally here, as our Spring Session wraps up at Casa del Gusto. Details below.
  1. music stand (back row needs a stand that will go high enough for standing)
  2. instrument
  3. music – in performance order
  4. wallet (for social/beverage/food time)
  5. water bottle (optional – during performance)
  6.  People sitting in the front row –  please bring a folding (card table, armless) chair in your car, in case extras are needed. (19 armless chairs available at the restaurant, for F horn and most of the front two rows, The third row can use the very tall bar chairs to lean against between songs.)

Invite friends/family for Tuesday, June 11 at Casa Del Gusto, 1460 Merivale Road https://www.lacasadelgusto.ca/

Rhythm section must set up at 5:30 or earlier, before the chairs are placed.  All other musicians should plan to arrive at 5:50, and we will warm up at 6:10.  We will play our set from 6:30 – 7:15/7:30, (or until we are hungry)- and then put the tables back in place, and enjoy refreshments/dinner out together.

Casa Del Gusto can accommodate 140 plus, 50 on the patio. It will be a cozy experience!  They have some armless chairs for our use, as well as tall bar chairs for the back row brass (standing or leaning on the tall chairs, as needed, is advised for playing), and we will need an additional few low chairs (card table chairs).

Looking to play more jazz this summer?  JazzWorks offers a local jazz camp in August, and Sarah J. posted information on our (link:) Facebook ONHB group. I will also have brochures at our concert.  I  just received information about a limited number of spots left for an August jazz camp in Vermont –  trumpet, trombone –  http://www.jazzcamp.com/

MuseScore–  We had fun exploring MuseScore 3 this week in small groups.  Sarah, Mary, May, and Patti are well on their way to composing, transposing and listening to their work on Musescore 3.  Ask them at break about MuseScore.  https://musescore.org/en/download

Next rehearsal we will play the T.J. Wheeler riff over a slow blues shuffle progression played by the rhythm section. Each section is on their own –  to check our tuning, practice listening and timing https://www.basicmusictheory.com/b-flat-blues-scale

Here is a Blues progression to listen to for the chord changes (listed), practice your riff on the Bb pentatonic scale, as well as improvising –  Go for it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7CynqDUm8

Playing percussion for Mixed Bag is a fun option for new JJB members.  Going to the audience and finding a dance partner is another option. It is all about having FUN!

Please put it in this order now to save time and stress? Another hot tip:  hole punch, and put music in a black, 1 ” binder.

Listening links are all here on the website under Band Notes, in the week 3 note.

Set one:  Love is in the Air:

All My Lovin’

All the Things You Are

Girl From Ipanema- solo section repeated, soloists: 

Brown-Eyed Girl – two soloists:

Set  two:  Love hurts  – “Mixed” emotions – Lean on Friends!

Hit the Road Jack

Forget You

Mixed Bag

Lean on Me (link for this newer piece- others on website week 3 note) https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10188535

Encore Set:

All My Lovin’

Looking forward to our music celebration!