Jazz Studies

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C’s Jazz: Improvisation & Combo for Seniors
This class explores jazz improvisation techniques using the small group format. Instruments may include saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. Materials (Aebersold Play-Along Series) are included in the tuition. Each session concludes with an informal performance for family and friends during the last class of each session.

Ages: Seniors, at least one year of experience on the instrument | Day: Mondays | Time: 11:00am-12:00noon
Falls: September 15-December 15 (13 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 5-May 18 (including February 16) (18 classes)
Concerts: Last class of each term
Tuition: Fall – $160. Winter/Spring – $210. | Instructor: Steve Christopher

CMA Jazz Combo for Adults
The combo setting provides an in-depth study of jazz improvisation. Combos will be formed based on experience and ability. Performance opportunities will be a part of each session. The Advanced Combo will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in April 2015. Every participant should plan to attend the first Monday and Wednesday times as an audition for group placement. Mr. C will contact you with more details. *Parallel ensemble required for public school students.

Ages: High School and up

Beginning
Day: Mondays | Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm.
Fall: September 15-December 15 (13 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 5-May 18 (including February 16) (18 classes)
Concerts: Monday, May 20, 2015
Tuition: Fall – $140. Winter/Spring – $190 | Instructor: Steve Christopher

Intermediate
Day: Mondays | Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Fall: September 15-December 15 (13 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 5-May 18 (including February 16) (18 classes)
Concerts: Monday, May 20, 2015
Tuition: Fall – $140. Winter/Spring – $190 | Instructor: Steve Christopher

Advanced
Day: Wednesdays | Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Fall: September 17-December 17 (13 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 7-May 13 (18 classes)
Concerts: Dazzle-Denver, December 10 and Spring TBD | UNC Greeley Jazz Festival-Greeley, CO, April 16-18, 2015 | CMA, May 20, 2015
Tuition: Fall – $140. Winter/Spring – $210 | Instructor: Steve Christopher

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This large group will explore all forms of jazz with an emphasis on improvisation. Instruments may include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, voice, and drum set. Depending upon instrumentation, the group will play standard jazz charts and/or use fake book material. Participants should have some background in jazz ensemble playing. New members are accepted through the third rehearsal of each term. The CMA Jazz Ensemble will travel to Dazzle and the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival in April 2015. *Parallel ensemble required for public school students.

Ages: High school and up, intermediate playing level and up | Day: Wednesdays | Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Fall: September 17-December 17 (13 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 7 – May 13 (18 classes)
Concerts: Dazzle-Denver, December 10 and Spring TBD | UNC Greeley Jazz Festival-Greeley, CO, April 16-18, 2015 | CMA, May 20, 2015
Tuition: Fall – $130.  Winter/Spring – $195 | Instructor: Steve Christopher

CMA Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Jazz is a divine showcase for the voice. When you combine several voices at once, the reward is that much greater. This small, select vocal ensemble will explore challenging jazz arrangements, both a cappella and accompanied, with a performance at the end of each session. Participation is invited after an audition and/or discussion with the director. Contact the registrar to speak with the director, 303-665-0599 x100, brace@COmusic.org.

Ages: Adult | Day: Wednesdays | Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Fall: September 17-December 10 (12 classes) | Winter/Spring: January 7-May 13 (18 classes) | Concerts: December 12 and May 15, 7:30pm
Tuition: Fall – $250. Winter/Spring – $360 | Instructor: Faye Nepon

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