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!

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