Arthurs Jazz Band


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE FOR 2022-2023

MONDAY NIGHTS 6:00pm-7:00pm
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS 7am-8am

COMMUNICATION:
Mr. Kopera's Email: koperap@trentonschools.com
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ASSIGNMENTS:
Quizlet - Music Literacy Study Material here: https://quizlet.com/class/80331/


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REMIND INVITATION PDF

VIDEOS of the ARTHURS JAZZ BAND:

In September of 2015 the Jazz Band was featured on WDIV Channel 4 promoting the Trenton Scarecrow Festival - check out our segment:
https://youtu.be/IPZrazp9znw

Over the years the Jazz Band has performed at the Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor as guests of the Paul Keller Orchestra - check out these videos:
https://youtu.be/Fl5H5-KUWQg
https://youtu.be/SvR4YOSSWrw

In 2015 the Jazz Band participated in the Downriver Music Guild Jazz Clinic - check out our set here:
https://youtu.be/RxBGz8gPhiI

In 2019 the Jazz Band applied for the "Perform with Mintzer" program from the Eastman Music Company - check out our submission video here:
https://youtu.be/nV6es7AwtV0

 

 

DRUMSET
The Art of Bop Drumming: https://zildjian.com/education/john-riley-art-of-bop-drumming-series.html
Zildjian Leanring Zone: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZildjianLearningZone

 

 

JAZZ BAND SONGS for 2021-2022:

Been There, Done That by Michael Sweeney
Fat Burger by George Vincent
Bubbert's Groove by Mike Steinel

 

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Trenton Scarecrow Festival, Downtown Trenton
1:00pm - Report to stage area with instruments and music. (Corner of West Jefferson and St. Joseph Ave.)
1:30pm - Arthurs Jazz Band performs.
Bandstage Schedule
11:30am - Behind The Times
1:00pm - Trenton School of Dance
1:30pm - Arthurs Jazz Band
2:15pm - No Pressure
3:30pm - Leah and The Troublemakers
4:30pm - Monroe Music Makers
5:30pm - Newgate Lane Band
8:00pm - Tiles

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Monroe Big Band Informance, Arthurs Forum
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Winter Concert, Jazz Band & Arthurs Choirs, 7pm, THS Auditorium
Monday, May 4, 2015 - AMS Jazz Band with Paul Keller Orchestra at Zal Gaz Grotto, Ann Arbor.
The event begins at 7pm with PKO performing the first set. The Arthurs Jazz Band performs at 8:15pm. We will play 6 songs featuring many soloists. The students will then sit in with the professionals for some spontaneous music making!
PAUL KELLER ORCHESTRA
PAUL KELLER
ZAL GAZ GROTTO, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Monday, June 1, 2015 - 8th Grade Promotion Night, 7pm, THS Auditorium

Other dates to be determined: Downriver Music Guild Jazz Clinic (Gibraltar HS), THS Band Boosters Jazz Cafe (Westfield Center).


Arthurs Jazz Band as special guests of the PAUL KELLER ORCHESTRA at Zal Gaz Grotto, Ann Arbor - May 5, 2014


Practice Audio:
Another Day, Another Blues - mp3 - weblink
Bad Attitude! - mp3 - weblink
The Incredibles - mp3 - weblink
Been There, Done That - mp3 - weblink


Practice Audio:
12 Bar Blues Etudes (Flute) - mp3
12 Bar Blues Etudes (Trumpet) - mp3
12 Bar Blues Etudes (Guitar) - mp3
12 Bar Blues Etudes (Combo w/Walking Bass) - mp3

Blues At The Gate - mp3
Born To Be Wild - mp3
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - mp3
Mystic Traveler - mp3
Blue Beamer - mp3
Besame Mucho - mp3




JAZZ ARTISTS RESEARCH BIOGRAPHY REPORT PROJECT

GROUP 1
Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Museum
Duke Ellington -
Miles Davis -
Keith Jarrett -
Pat Metheny -

GROUP 2
Charlie Parker -
Thelonius Monk -
John Coltrane -
Bill Evans -
Chick Corea -

Group 3
Lee Morgan -
Oscar Peterson -
J.J. Johnson -
Ornette Coleman -
Jaco Pastorius -

 

JAZZ LINKS

Piano

Saxophone

Trombone

Jazz Magazines

Big Bands

Vocalists

Bands

Bass

Drums

Guitar

Trumpet

Violin

Flute

Clarinet

Tuba

Vibraphone

Michigan Jazz



One and Two - MP3


Other Middle School Jazz Band programs around the USA: