April 3 Dinner/Lecture - Dr. Daniel Henderson

Harvard Lecturer Daniel Henderson will speak to us on: What Jazz Musicians Do When They "Jazz Up" the Great American Songbook. Harry's Plaza Cafe, Thursday, April 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $45.

Daniel Henderson teaches "Jazz Harmony" and "Jazz Improvisation" in the Department of Music, where he has been awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence three times. He has taught in the Musicology, Music Theory, and Jazz Studies Departments at New England Conservatory, and directed numerous jazz ensembles. He holds DMA and MM degrees in Jazz Composition with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory, where he was awarded the 2011 Gunther Schuller Medal.

Daniel studies the music of a variety of jazz composers, including Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and his early mentor, Billy May. Two current projects include the development of a new analytical and pedagogical approach to the way jazz improvisers “jazz up” the melodies of popular songs, and a study of children’s albums produced by Capitol Records in the 1940s and 50s. Daniel is a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and arranger whose music has been heard worldwide as a member of The New Hot 5, a New Orleans-style jazz band that accidentally became famous for their Youtube video, “Jazz for Cows,” which has been featured on Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and on television stations worldwide.

Members plus up to three guests per member are invited to purchase tickets for this event at $45 by clicking the link below.  HCSB prefers the online method of simultaneously paying and RSVP'ing, as it provides us with an automated attendance count and RSVP list. However, members who prefer to pay by check may do so by mailing their checks together with the names of their guests to Harvard Club of Santa Barbara, P.O. Box 1452, Goleta, CA  93116.  Members may also pay at the door, but please send an email to us at president@sbharvardclub.org to let us know you're coming.

Update (3/30/14): It's too late to mail in checks, so if paying by check please pay at the door (and RSVP the president). 

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