jazz · teaching

“The Graceful Kitten” premieres!

We premiered “The Graceful Kitten,” my homage to Doug Beach’s “Chili Pepper” series, had its premiere performance on November 19. It was played by my Jazz Ensemble 1, which is my freshman/sophomore band. It went pretty well. The web site should have some audio soon.

I recommend it to grade 2 groups, although grade 3 groups might like to do it because it has easy chord changes to solo over and is kind of “catchy.”

We’ve started to rehearse my yet-untitled funk tune in my sophomore/junior band. We have some other things we have to prepare first for another gig, so it won’t be performed until at least February 23.

Check out the Kitten. It’s a tune you could use easily!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s