Members of CROCK and the Bend Student Jazz Ensemble tore-up the Black Butte Porter stage at the Bend Roots Festival with the Jazz Bros! Special thanks to Mark Ransom for the invitation and all his efforts in fostering the festival – and for joining the band on stage for some rippin blues! And thank you Deschutes Brewery for the venue and the beer!
Here are three songs featured by these talented musicians:
CROCK member Christian joined musicians Georges Bouhey and Andy Armer in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. Yet another great night of jazz music with some of the best music teachers in Bend, Oregon.
The Bend High Vocal Jazz Dynamics troupe wrapped up their year with a pot-luck at the Bend Park and Rec pavillion. Several of the CROCK team playing in the ensemble – and once again, special thanks to their music teacher Luke MacSween. The first tune is called Out of The Woods by Nickel Creek featuring some superb work by guitarist Damon George. And the following is a highlight reel of the remainder of the songs they played for the audience.
Members of the CROCK team, the Bend Student Jazz Ensemble, and the Bend High Vocal Dynamics Troupe put together some simply fantastic performances to kick-off another great (AND FREE!) Jazz At The Oxford music teaching and music instruction workshop featuring internationally recognized jazz vocalist Mary Stallings. Special thanks to Ms Stallings for offering some great perspectives on her career in music, and to producer Marshall Glickman, director Georges Bouhey (filling-in for Max on drums who was out sick), the Oxford Hotel, and ALL the Jazz At The Oxford sponors!
Here are the four songs featured by these talented, young, student musicians:
CROCK players performing with the Bend High Vocal Dynamics troupe at their Christmas Concert. Nice solo by bassist Christian George – and once again, special thanks to their music teacher Luke MacSween.
The CROCK team hit Flatbread again with their director Georges Bouhey in the Old Mill performing with members of the Bend Student Jazz Ensemble. Great performance training and music teaching in jazz and funk.
Here’s a clip of some CROCKers performing with the Central Oregon Community College’s Jazz Combo at their semester finale. Check out guitarist Damon George hitting the drums! Special thanks to their music instructor Rich Hurdle.