April Club Night
Inspite of the closing of Hermann's Jazz Club due to the virus, we remain optimistic that one day soon, life, and music, as we remember it, will return to normal.
With the need to "social distance", we would like to hold a VIRTUAL Club Night this month, gathering digitally on Friday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m. to share performances, Our mentor, vocalist Angela Verbrugge, will talk about "independent musical pursuit opportunities and challenges", sharing some tips learned in her many travels and studies, Also she'd like to hear from others in the community about their successes, and to see if we can be a resource for one another. More on Angela at her website.
As well, we plan to "pass the hat" for donations to the Arts On View Society (Hermann's Jazz Club) to do what we can to keep their doors open.
All instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to participate by selecting one or two songs that they are currently working on and signing up as normal using the form on this page. We will then be in touch to confirm the best key and see if you need an accompanist or support working out an arrangement.
We will create a backing track for you to rehearse with as needed, and have you make a video of your performance that we will share on Friday, April 24th.
Any instrumentalists interested in helping with making backing tracks are also invited to sign up.
For those wishing to "attend" the Club Night but not be necessarily perform, instructions will follow...
Also mark your calenders for the last two Club Night events this spring, which we hope to stage normally
May 14th - Stephanie Greaves
June 11th - Susannah Adams
MONTHLY CLUB NIGHTS
Club Nights are held monthly featuring a special guest mentor and a theme. An open mic gives an opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists to perform with our house band.
Mentors offer performance tips and share personal stories. There is a $10 cover charge or $5 if you are a U-JAM member.
Karen Lindsay having fun on stage in February at Hermann's
Angela Verbrugge - mentor for April
Angela performing at Frankie's Jazz Club - photo by Vincent Lim
Our March Club Night was a dynamic night with our performers going all out to make the evening a memorable one - thanks to mentor Kim Greenwood and all who particiapated!
CLUB NIGHT Contact Form
Charts: please bring three copies of two songs you have prepared. Be sure they are printed single-sided and in the key that suits your voice/instrument. Lead sheets work well. Also give some thought to the arrangement including intro, ending, form, etc. If you need help preparing a chart, let us know and we will do our best to help you with this.