Woodshed Jazz Orchestra

The Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra is a local community band made up of motivated adult musicians who want to learn more and experience playing in a big band setting with the support of other professional musicians. Led by Trumpeter/Educator Bryant Allard, the band meets every Thursday night at the Medler’s Burlingame Space. For more about the band contact bryant at bryant@museband.com. More about Bryant 

This website page is being used to help support our band through the pandemic by posting resources for the band members. 

Jimmy Mak’s March 2009

Band Winter/Spring Schedule:

During the pandemic/quarantine, the band members will meet virtually at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of each month to discuss current and future projects and other topics

Thursday, February 11. Topic: “Review Updates to New Woodshed page” 

Thursday, March 11  Topic: “Practicing-Where do you start and Time Management”

Thursday, April 8  Topic: “Blues Vocabulary”

Thursday, May 13

Thursday, June 10

Jimmy Mak’s 2010

Resources:
Music:

Here is some music to download and practice with suggested listening links:

My Little Suede Shoes (all parts)

Suggested Listening: Eddie Daniels

Yardbird Suite  

Suggested Listening: Steve Davis TBN

Donna Lee

Suggested Listening: The GRP Big Band with Gary Burton, Eddie Daniels

Ornithology

Suggested Listening

The Shadow of Your Smile

Suggested Listening: Tony Bennett and Juanes

The making of of this duet

Jimmy Mak’s 2015

 

This app allows you to have a Rhythm section play along with you on any given song: choose tempos, different key signatures, selection of “Feels” (Swing, Latin, etc..), and more. Located at the App Store.

Burligame Space 2018

 

Listening Live or YouTube:

More to come including Practice Tips, and Improv Ideas and resources

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The Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra is a local community band made up of motivated adult musicians who want to learn more and experience playing in a big band setting with the support of other professional musicians. Led by Trumpeter/Educator Bryant Allard, the band meets every Thursday night at the Medler’s Burlingame Space. For more about the band contact bryant at bryant@museband.com. More about Bryant 

This website page is being used to help support our band through the pandemic by posting resources for the band members. 

Jimmy Mak’s March 2009

Band Winter/Spring Schedule:

During the pandemic/quarantine, the band members will meet virtually at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of each month to discuss current and future projects and other topics

Thursday, February 11. Topic: “Review Updates to New Woodshed page” 

Thursday, March 11  Topic: “Practicing-Where do you start and Time Management”

Thursday, April 8  Topic: “Blues Vocabulary”

Thursday, May 13

Thursday, June 10

Jimmy Mak’s 2010

Resources:
Music:

Here is some music to download and practice with suggested listening links:

My Little Suede Shoes (all parts)

Suggested Listening: Eddie Daniels

Yardbird Suite  

Suggested Listening: Steve Davis TBN

Donna Lee

Suggested Listening: The GRP Big Band with Gary Burton, Eddie Daniels

Ornithology

Suggested Listening

The Shadow of Your Smile

Suggested Listening: Tony Bennett and Juanes

The making of of this duet

Jimmy Mak’s 2015

 

This app allows you to have a Rhythm section play along with you on any given song: choose tempos, different key signatures, selection of “Feels” (Swing, Latin, etc..), and more. Located at the App Store.

Burligame Space 2018

 

Listening Live or YouTube:

More to come including Practice Tips, and Improv Ideas and resources