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Jazz in Bakersfield

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2012 Scholarship/Award application process starting!!!

2012 Scholarship/Award application process starting!!!

It’s that time of year again. The BJW will be accepting applications for student scholarships beginning Apr. 1. The awards are given to deserving young jazz students for college expenses, camps, and private lessons. Last year we presented our awards at the Jacques Lesure clinic/concert. Pictured is the co-winner of the 2011 Lary Totten Memorial, […]

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Donald Dean and His Quartet – Free Clinic/Concert Mar. 14

Donald Dean and His Quartet – Free Clinic/Concert Mar. 14

We hope everyone has some time to join us this Wednesday, Mar. 14, for our next Bakersfield Jazz Workshop at Le Corusse Rouge! This week we are offering the second of the BJW’s 2012 Clinician Series. We are proud to present Donald Dean and His Quartet for this FREE clinic/concert. Los Angeles based drummer Dean has been […]

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Arts Council of Kern awards $1250 grant to the BJW

Arts Council of Kern awards $1250 grant to the BJW

We are happy to announce that the Arts Council of Kern has awarded the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop a Community Grant in the amount of $1250 for 2012. The money will be used to help support the BJW’s educational clinics and scholarships. Dr. Michael Millar, Executive Director of the Arts Council, said that the award was […]

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Thelma Jones to give special clinic/concert – Feb. 22

Thelma Jones to give special clinic/concert – Feb. 22

The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop is proud to announce the first of this year’s FREE clinics/concerts. Our programs for the last two years have been well attended by large and very enthusiastic crowds. This year should be no exception. We’re starting the series off with the legendary and very talented gospel, R&B, and jazz singer Thelma […]

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New Beginning Jazz Improv class; all ages welcome!

New Beginning Jazz Improv class; all ages welcome!

Attention!!!    Attention!!! The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop Big Band (beg.) wants you! We’re changing the format of our Beginning Jazz Improv class. Entirely free of charge and open to ALL ages, the goal of the class will be to offer and promote a structured sense on improv education within a jazz ensemble (big band) setting. We’ll be teaching […]

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BJW computer crash update, Nov. 28, 2011

BJW computer crash update, Nov. 28, 2011

As many of you know, we had a hard drive failure a few weeks ago, just as we were getting ready to back everything up on our external drive. Most of our data has been recovered, however, we did lose a few email addresses that had been added recently. If you’re wondering why you haven’t […]