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Hi-Line Music Hosts Summer Jazz Workshop And Program

Jazzed Magazine • News • August 7, 2019

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Hi-Line Music of Rancho Cucamonga, California hosted a Student Jazz Workshop Program this summer as part of the music retailer’s ongoing music lesson program offerings.

Students ranging in age from 12 to 66 signed up to play big band jazz arrangements, work on developing improvisation skills, and play a gig on July 14 at Charlie’s Stars & Stripes, a local food and music venue.

Starting on June 5, students rehearsed for an hour on Wednesday nights for six weeks under the direction of Hi-Line music teachers Vidal Lepe (guitar and violin ), Jason Basoco (drums and trumpet), Genett Gamber (piano), Jacob Mosqueda (bass), and Pete Gamber (wind instruments). Music selections featured entry level arrangements of “Freddie Freeloader” to advanced arrangements like Maynard Ferguson’s “MacArthur Park.”

Laura Paone, owner of Hi-Line Music stated: “I was amazed on how many students signed up to participate! The final outcome of the performance was great it was nice to see families cheering on their performing students and everybody had a great time!”

Music teacher Vidal Lepe said, “What a great experience to see so many students participate. We should have more performance outlets for our students and other musicians in our community.”

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