Members of the Cascades Rock Ensemble were invited to join their music teacher Georges Bouhey at the Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend to play some Jazz for the monthly first Friday artwalk. Students from Georges Bouhey’s Jazz combo are also highlighted – and the evening wrapped up as it began with the JazzBros! ripping some tunes. Another excellent example of how music performance training and music teaching in the fundamentals of blues, rock, funk, and jazz pays-off.
Here’s a clip of some of the CROCK team sitting-in with their music teacher Georges Bouhey at Flatbread in the Old Mill. A spontaneous rendition of the 1959 hit single by Barrett Strong Money. Not too shabby for a spontaneous jam of a random hit single. This is an excellent example of how the Cascades Rock performance training and music teaching in the fundamentals of blues, rock, funk, and jazz progressions pays-off.
The CROCK team rocked some music with the JazzBros! at McMenamins in downtown Bend, Oregon. The following is a compilation video featuring a rendition of Blues in F, Kenny Wayne Shepard’s Blue on Black, and Santana’s Evil Ways (w/guest keyboardist Eden visiting from GrrrlzRock in Eugene).After Crock the JazzBros! went into full swing and took us all to music school with some great drums, sax, & bass playing. Check out this brief clip from the second set. Thanks JazzBros!
Here’s the CROCK kids from Team Bachelor and Team Newberry competing at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon in the Central Oregon’s Got Talent fundraiser for Bend Park & Recreation’s adaptive sports program. Twenty different acts performed, from dance troupes to solo singers. The CROCK contingent of family and friends generated over $350 in ticket sales for a good cause. Special thanks to Sarah Thorsen of Bend Park & Recs, the sound & stage crew at the Tower Theatre, and our videographer Neil Costello.
The CROCK team was invited last night to join the JazzBros! at Franklin Crossing for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend, Oregon. The following is a compilation video featuring a rendition of Santana’s Evil Ways, After Midnight with a guest solo by Jon Corona schooling us on Tenor Sax, some cool jazz soloing by Georges Bouhey teaching drums with the JazzBros! Trio – and finished-off with some messing around with Georges on drums.
To ring-in the New Year, CROCK members gig a new year’s party at the Kelley residence. Here’s a photo for posterity. The first set was: Blues in F, Little Wing, Take the Money & Run, Sunshine of Your Love. The second set was: Mercy Mercy Mercy, Blue on Black, After Midnight. Thank you Kelley family!
Here’s a brief clip of CROCK playing the classic 1961 Donald Bailey tune Comin’ Home Baby at Flatbread in the Old Mill. Courtesy of Georges Bouhey our illustrious music instructor and music director.
Here’s the culmination of our fall session. CROCK performed for the Cascades Academy Holiday program at the Century Center in Bend. The ensemble includes Laz Glickmann on keys; Damon, Christian, and Steven George on Guitar, Bass, & Drums (w/broken arm!); Judi Kelley on vocals, and Ryan Jasper on the second bass. Their first song is the classic Cannonball Adderley song written by Joe Zawinul back in 1966 called “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”
The closing number was also from 1966, “After Midnight” by JJ Cale.
Check out CROCK keyboardist Laz Glickman playing with Jeremy Pelt at the Oxford in Bend during a Jazz at the Oxford show. What an awesome music lesson for Laz!
Here’s a highlight reel of some founding members of CROCK doing their last performance in Austin with the School of Rock. Damon on lead guitar, Christian on Bass.
Here’s three of the founding members of CROCK playing at their old school’s talent show down in Austin. Not the best PA in the world, but the song was tight. This was Steven’s (the drummer) first live gig.