Crock bassist Christian participated in a week-long jazz music camp put-on by Mel Brown and friends at Western Oregon University. The camp featured a week of music instruction, jazz combos, and in general some fun music schooling with great musicians and music teachers in Oregon. The week culminated with live performances on various stages as featured in the following clip.
Crock bassist Christian participated in a week-long jazz music camp put-on by Steve Owen and his colleagues at the University of Oregon. The camp featured a week of fine music instruction, jazz combos, and in general some excellent music schooling from great musicians and music teachers in Oregon. The week culminated with live performances as featured in the following clip.
Crock members and students of the Bend Student Jazz Ensemble performed and participated in a music teaching workshop featuring some fine improvisation instruction and music schooling from members of King Louie’s Portland Blues Review III. Special thanks to director Georges Bouhey for orchestrating the event. Here’s a clip of these fine students:
CROCK members got some guitar music schooling at the Fall Festival in Bend, Oregon. Nice work by the Scott Pemberton Trio!
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 members Damon & Christian participated in a week-long jazz music camp put-on by Steve Owen and his colleagues at the University of Oregon. The camp featured a week of fine music instruction, jazz combos, and in general some excellent music schooling from great musicians and music teachers in Oregon. The week culminated with live performances as featured in the following clip.
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 members participated in a music teaching workshop featuring some fine improvisation instruction and music schooling from Jazz Pianist & Grammy Winner Arturo O’Farrill with members of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. The day was covered by the Bend Bulletin who pulled together the following article as well as the video shown below. Special thanks to directory Georges Bouhey for orchestrating the chaos.
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.
Several CROCKERS kept up the jam late-night at Flatbread this week. Some of the best playing by the kids ever! Check out their solos on keys, guitar, and then bass. Amazing talent! Yet another example of what the best piano teachers, guitar teachers, bass teachers, and drum teachers are able to offer for music instruction in Bend, Oregon.
CROCK parents got some Jazz & Funk Music Schooling by Robert Walter’s 20th Congress at the Liquid Lounge in Bend, Oregon. Robert is one of America’s heaviest jazz-funk keyboardists. He and the Congress crew laid it out and gave us all some great real-world Piano Lessons, Drum Lessons, and Guitar Lessons. Check out the old-school rotating amplifer!
Last week some of the CROCK team sat-in again with their music teacher Georges Bouhey at Flatbread in the Old Mill. Another nice rendition of the Barrett Strong classic Money (last played in April at flatbread if you want to compare it). A great example of how listening and practicing with your guitar teacher, bass teacher, and drum teacher pays off for music students in Bend, Oregon.
Crock members Damon, Christian, & Laz participated in a week-long jazz music camp put-on by Mel Brown and friends at Western Oregon University. The camp featured a week of fine music instruction, jazz combos, jazz bands, and in general some excellent music schooling from great musicians and music teachers in Oregon. The week culminated with live performances on various stages as featured in the following clip.
CROCK members got some roots music schooling by The Sugar Beets at the Belfry in Sisters, Oregon. And it was a nice renuion as well. Crock Producer Jean George went to school in Boulder, CO with the sugar beets own Scotty Perey. Scotty and the crew lay it out and give us all some great real-world Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, and Voice Lessons. Not to mention the great rythm section and fiddle player. Good Times!
CROCK members got some reggae music schooling in the ways of Bob Marley and more at the Volcanic Theatre in Bend, Oregon. Nice work by the 2nd Hand Soldiers and our own Meshem Jackson on drums!
CROCK members got some jazz music schooling in the ways of Big Band Music at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon. Nice work by the Oregon Jazz Ensemble directed by Steve Owen! Here’s a GROOVY tune from Thad Jones (1966).
The Cascades Rock Ensemble music school in Bend, Oregon was featured in central Oregon’s Hot Sauce Magazine for kids and teens. It’s a fun magazine about activities for kids. Several CROCK rockers were interviewed about their music lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons, and music performance training within CROCK – and of course – about how much fun the whole gig is for them! Click on the thumbnail for more details.
Crock members participated in a jazz music teaching workshop featuring some fine music instruction and schooling from Mel Brown in Bend, Oregon. Mel Brown Jazz Drummer is well known for his work with Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and more. Here’s some highlights:
[Photo] Cascades Rock Ensemble Drummer Steven George picking up a few pointers from Mel on the proper swing technique. All drummers got a chance to play, as did dozens of other kids on a variety of instruments. The workshop was kindly put on by the Jazz at the Oxford Series and is free of charge for young musicians to participate. Check it out here.
Special thanks to directory Georges Bouhey for orchestrating the chaos. And thanks to Mel Brown Jazz Drummer who is a true Gentlenman of Jazz musician and organizes a Music Camp for young musicians to learn and teach music which you can check out here.
And here’s a brief video from the very end showcasing all the participating young people who came out to play and learn drums, horns, keys, guitar, bass, and more. The tune of the day was the infamous Bags’ Groove off Miles Davis 1957 release. Enjoy!
Lest everyone thinks us Crockers are only about the Rock & Roll – here’s the culmination of some classical paino lessons. A music school performance by Christian & Damon on February 2, 2013 at the Sound Garden in Bend, OR. Special thanks to their piano and voice teacher Marianne Thomas.
Special thanks to the Editors, David Jasper (Features, Fine Arts and Outings Reporter), and Rob Kerr (Photographer) at the Bend Bulletin for featuring CROCK is the Saturday paper today. For the full-length article you can read it here. The following are some highlights:
[Photo] Cascades Rock Ensemble’s Team Bachelor ensemble: Singer Judi Kelley, 15, sings with Laz Glickman on keyboard, Damon George on guitar and Christian George on bass during a rehearsal.
[Excerpt] Along with playing in the ensemble, students in the program pursue regular private lessons to better learn their instruments and study “the language of music.” … George says, “Alone-time practice is not what gets your kids over the hump musically. While it is absolutely imperative they do work on technicals, it’s working with others and breathing the music they like that makes it click.”
[Photo] Drummer Steven George, 8, and his guitarist brother Damon, 15, work on timing with the help of coach Georges Bouhey during a rehearsal Monday.
[Excerpt] Their music teacher, Georges Bouhey, patiently stopped them mid-song to help the backup singers work out the highs and lows of harmonizing on their background chant — “after midnight, after midnight” — behind lead singer Judi Kelley, 15. A moment later, they launched back into the song sounding as polished as any working band.
[Photo] Laz Glickman and Damon George rehearse on Monday. CROCK ensembles rehearse 90 minutes each week.
[Excerpt] “It’s really about accelerated performance training,” George says. “If you watch those shows on TV — I don’t know if you agree with ‘American Idol’ or not — the ones who are winning are the ones who have been training. They’re like the downhill skier that makes the Olympic team. They didn’t just walk up there one day and go, ‘I bought a pair of skis the other day, and now I want to race.’ There are some of those (prodigies), but you know, they’re not our kids.”
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Crock members participate in a jazz music teaching workshop featuring Grammy nominated jazz pianist & vocalist Karrin Allyson at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon. Here’s a shot of the auditorium full of kids.
CROCK members get some music schooling in the ways of funk at McMenamins in Bend, Oregon. Nice work Brown Edition!
Clyde Stubblefield is famous from his work recording with James Brown. Here’s a clip from an music teaching workshop he put on. Listen to how he describes how songs got started sometimes!
Bend Broadband’s Jazz at the Oxford announced today that they are launching a series of free educational music teaching workshops, led by several world-class jazz musicians targeted to Central Oregon music students.
The Saturday workshops will be held from 11:15am to 1:30pm on:
- January 19 Singer/Pianist Karrin Allyson at Summit High School
- February 23 Drummer Mel Brown at Summit High School
- March 16 Saxophonist Tom Scott at Mountain View High School
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CROCK members caught caught a guitar lesson from Robert Cray ripping some blues at the Tower Theater.
CROCK members catching a guitar lesson from Steve Kimock at the Bend Fall Festival. Video from the front rown in downtown Bend. It was awesome!
CROCK members caught a music performance lesson from Trombone Shorty as he tore up some killer New Orleans style funk-driven rock & roll at an ACL Live show in the Moody Theater in Austin, TX. This video is an entire show in HD we found on-line that was recorded in New Orleans at a slightly later date with some awesome special guests. The quality is stellar.