Hard Bop Ensemble

Thursdays 6:30 - 8 pm 1/12 - 3/16 (10 weeks) Performance Date: 3/23

Hard Bop Ensemble
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Ensembles
Day Thu
Instructor Dave Lefebvre
Status inperson event


Study and perform music melding bebop with R&B, gospel, and the blues as developed by mid-century masters including Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, and others. Prerequisites: for intermediate to advanced players with substantial ensemble experience.

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm

1/12 – 3/16 (10 weeks)

Performance Date: 3/23

Dave Lefebvre (in-person) $420

Ensembles take place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.

All ensembles require a placement audition. For audition guidelines and to application instructions, please visit the Ensemble page here.

About Dave Lefebvre

Recipient of an NEA Grant for Jazz Education. Dave has recorded six albums as a bandleader and has performed at many Bay Area Jazz Festivals and in Europe. Musicians who have recorded or performed in Dave’s group include Billy Childs, John Patitucci, Clay Jenkins, Dave Crigger, Eddie Marshall, Seward McCain, and many others. Dave’s big band compositions have been performed by Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole, and the BBC Big Band.