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February 2016

Semester Skip Day: Presidents’ Day

February 15
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Students enrolled in private and group lessons for Spring Semester do not have classes this day due to observance of Presidents' Day. Workshops, make-up lessons and other events may take place on this day. Students should speak to their instructors if they want to verify their specific schedules.

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$12.00 - $18.00

Ruthie Price’s Witch’s Brew

February 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21067392137-18256678

Drummer Ruthie Price's new ensemble Witch's Brew makes its debut with this performance. She is joinedby bassist Erik Lewis and keyboardist Maya Kronfeld, with special guests, including singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Melanie Charles and vocalist Valerie Troutt. Witch's Brew serves up a hearty stew of Jazz, Soul and Funk with originals by Melanie Charles and some creative arrangements or covers of a wide array of material. Ruthie Price says that music saved her life. In addition to struggling against systemic racism and sexism,…

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March 2016
$12.00 - $18.00

Beauty and the Beat Reimagined by Suzanna Smith and the Peggy Lee Project

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21124649395-18334859

“There are relatively few contemporary female vocalists who evoke Peggy Lee, at least not genuinely. Suzanna Smith, new to recording, but a seasoned pro who has been honing her artistry in and around the Bay Area for over a decade, numbers among that rare ilk. That Smith sounds like Lee — slightly breathy and warmly sensual with a hint of huskiness — is undeniable, but the parallels extend much further. Lee’s ability to not just caress a ballad but smother…

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$12.00 - $18.00

Spring Is Near: The Music Of Laura Klein

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 US
21355060561-18479195

The In The Moment Radio Series presents a concert of original compositions by Bay Area pianist/ composer Laura Klein. Klein’s music covers a wide stylistic range, all informed with a lyrical and emotional sensibility. As a composer, Klein is steeped in the jazz tradition, with influences ranging from Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter to Fred Hersch and Joanne Brackeen. She’ll be joined by Bay Area luminaries bassist Jeff Neighbor and drummer Jason Lewis. Laura Klein was born in New York…

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Academy Student Performances: Collaborations!

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Yearly on the same date until March 12, 2017
Unnamed Venue,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
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Academy students are encouraged to collaborate with other artists! No solo performances! In this event we pair Academy private students with each other. All Group students also play together. The end result is that we will not present any solos! Everyone will play with another student. More details to follow as we grow closer to the event date!

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Semester Skip Days: Spring Break 2016

March 28 @ 12:00 am - April 3 @ 11:55 pm
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Students enrolled in private and group lessons for Spring Semester do not have classes this week due to Spring Break. Camps, workshops, make-up lessons and other events may take place this week. Students should speak to their instructors if they want to verify their specific schedules.

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May 2016

Semester Skip Day: Memorial Day

May 30
Musically Minded Academy,
5776 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Students enrolled in private and group lessons for Spring Semester do not have classes this day due to the observance of Memorial Day. Workshops, make-up lessons and other events may take place on this day. Students should speak to their instructors if they want to verify their specific schedules.

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June 2016

Academy Student Performances: June Recitals

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Yearly on the same date until June 4, 2017
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Student prep for months to play in this event. The performances are polished and students dress up in more formal attire. Pieces must qualify to be accepted into this event. Prior to the event, students must be able to perform their piece at least once in their lessons with formal ettique including bowing. They get many chances to reach this level and may try to achieve this over the course of many weeks. We do not expect perfect performances on…

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