Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AUDITIONS! Tues Nov 20, 5 PM at Northwest Vista College

Play or sing jazz?

Audition for the 2012/2013 A-JAM (Alamo Jazz Allstars Mentorship) program…

Openings in all instruments, including voice, woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, piano, bass, and drums. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for a combo of serious jazzers to perform locally and regionally, be coached by top professionals, and do a live radio broadcast and studio recording at KRTU Jazz 91.7 FM. One lucky student and her/his teacher will be invited to the annual meeting of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), to be held at the end of June 2012 in Denmark.

Open to full-time students at any of the Alamo Colleges and Trinity University.

Live audition: Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 20, 2012 at 5 PM in Rehearsal Hall 152 of the Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College, 3535 North Ellison, San Antonio TX 78251.

Find “Alamo Jazz Allstars Mentorship (A-JAM)” on Facebook
Phone 210-486-4828

Monday, October 8, 2012

Oct 25, 2012 - Bob Dorough to Perform for A-JAM Benefit

Before Nickelodeon made kid’s TV cool, “Schoolhouse Rock!” was a popular educational children’s show in the 1970s and 1980s helping America’s kids learn about math, grammar, science and much more.

The voice and musical composer who helped craft the ABC-TV series was Bob Dorough, who will be performing Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the auditorium of the Palmetto Center for the Arts.

In addition to Dorough’s Schoolhouse ties, he has an extensive jazz career spanning over 50 years. Dorough’s style is eclectic that often combines be-bop, blues and classic jazz sounds. It’s not uncommon for him to get audience requests for “Schoolhouse Rock!” songs, such as “Three is a Magic Number” or “Conjunction Junction.”

Dorough has received many accolades, including the Pennsylvania Governor’s Artist of the Year Award and has been inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame. He also served as an ambassador of jazz and blues for the U.S. State Department. Dorough is currently promoting his latest album, “Bob Dorough DUETS.”

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $5 for seniors, active military and groups of 10 or more. Northwest Vista students with valid ID are free. Proceeds will benefit the Alamo Jazz Allstars mentorship (A-JAM) program. To make a reservation, call the NVC box office at 210-486-4527.  Read more >>

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