Scott Healy ~ Ellington Study Group at Vitellos

All you jazz composers! Don’t miss this, Thursday 10am-Noon.  https://madmimi.com/p/844586?fe=1&pact=32123956705 Ellington Study Group Los Angeles Thursday, August 6th at 10am Scott’s website: bluedogmusic.com “I am pleased to announce and invite you to the reboot of the Ellington Study Group Los Angeles. The first meeting will be Thursday, August 6th at 10 AM to noon, at […]

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SF Bay Area! Go See Elyse!

Elyse is a former student in the Lake Tahoe area. She’s gone on to do great things and is very accomplished! Go see her live performance in the San Francisco Bay Area! Buy tickets here…. http://www.aftonshows.com/steelnhammers Elyse Weakley Hey South Bay friends, playing a solo set in Cupertino on August 1 though might have some […]

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Music is for everyone!

Music is everywhere!  It’s cool, only humans can create it (and maybe some smart animals), we compose music, learn to play an instrument and really listen to music.  It’s pretty incredible that fingers can create such beautiful melodies that move us to dance, feel deep emotions and even shop!  Powerful stuff!  It’s in the grocery […]

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This happened….

We cried when we heard the news.  Yes, tears of joy!  Six year old piano student Rosanna Foss is going to Carnegie Hall in November! She said “it’s my dream to go to Carnegie Hall!” I think she will continue to have that dream, and many more. Wow, students and parents are crazy for music […]

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Big Changes! And Lots Happening….

Since April, I have changed residence, scored a film that went to Cannes, landed an awesome position as Program Director for the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, beginning August 2013, and composing an original big band piece, entitled ‘Bring It Home’,  performance in Seattle, WA, August 2013.  This will be a first for me as I’ve […]

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Silent Film Festival – Seattle

http://www.siff.net/cinema/sound-of-silents — with Del Engen and 4 others. The Sound of Silents with a Side of Schtick | SIFF www.siff.net Travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the bill for a brief moment in history!   Am honored to be chosen as one of the composers for ‘The Wonderful Living Fan’ […]

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A great book –

Hi Everyone – A great book, if you don’t have it is: The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine – http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Theory-Book-Mark-Levine/dp/1883217040   Had a great meeting with Scott today – still planning out scheduling and syllabus details.  It looks like we’ll be creating two different groups, those who have already arranged and those who want […]

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Exciting!!!

After completing a silent movie score, a couple of vocal arrangements and looking for more…. The jazz composers workshop is beginning!  I’m so excited about it – look for some new tunes from up and coming composers this Fall!  Yahoo!  

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