When I started Sonoma Jazz Girlz last spring, my goal was to get the group to big band size in two years. The group grew to six within six months, and I thought I was on my way! Unfortunately, it went back down to four, then up to six again, and now it’s back down to four.
My main musical goal was to teach improv through chord spelling, voice leading, and just plain experience, and that’s going GREAT. However, I’d also like the class to sightread big band charts.
That’s where you come in, female jazz musicians of Sonoma County! I’m looking for women who can commit to volunteering every FIRST THURSDAY night of every month from 7-8 to help us fill out a big band. I especially need saxophones, trumpets, and a drummer. (We have a drum set.) The other Thursday nights we’ll continue our improv work.
If you can help, please call Music To My Ears in Cotati at (707)664-0123 and they’ll pass the message on to me. Thank you!
*Note: Remember my blog about only one girl in the CA state honor jazz band for high schoolers? This year? ZERO GIRLS.