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Jazz Innovations

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Brechemin Auditorium University District
May 18-19, 7:30 p.m. 2016 All Ages

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I played sax in the Garfield High School jazz band for four years. And numbnuts that I am, I just figured that writing a “chart,” as jazzers call a big-band arrangement, couldn’t be that difficult. And I never knew, until some bandmates tried (after I’d graduated) to do just that. Zoinks! First you have a melody—easy enough. Then you’ve got this shit called harmony, expressed with this shit called voicings. And the different instruments play in different keys except the trombones, which play in “concert key” but read in the bass clef… Well, this Jazz Innovations show, the first of several, promises charts by UW jazz students who have presumably solved all these problems and cooked up something tasty into the bargain. Hope lives. ANDREW HAMLIN

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  • May 18-19, 7:30 p.m. 2016
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