Ellington Study Group LA – Sponsored by the Academy of Scoring Arts

The Ellington Study Group is sponsored by the Academy of Scoring Arts, and is led by composer and pianist Scott Healy.

The group is open to all professional composers, arrangers and performers, and to anyone else who is interested in a deep dive into a hands-on and in-depth study of jazz composition, orchestration, arranging, jazz music theory and formal analysis using classic and modern scores and recordings. The music of Duke Ellington is a point of departure – the class will cover many influential jazz composers and bandleaders, from Bennie Moten, Bob Brookmeyer, Thad Jones and Gil Evans to Sun Ra, George Russell and Ornette Coleman.In May, 2017, the ESG expanded its format to include guest speakers. Please join the e-mail list and check back for upcoming classes. Generally the ESG LA meets once every two months depending on artist scheduling.Many thanks to the Academy of Scoring Arts for underwriting the ESG LA.

The Ellington Study Group classes are held at Vitello's E-Spot Lounge in Studio City, CA,  from 10am - 12:30. Tickets are $15 -  includes continental breakfast.

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Class Materials

  • Class Materials 9/21/19
  • Class Materials 3/23/2019
  • Class Materials 12/8/2018
    World is Waiting – 3 Exs Black Bottom Stomp Corrected Score Black Bottom Stomp Harmony 1 Black Bottom Stomp TRANS 1 – Part 2 Principles of Linear Harmony  
  • Class Materials 10/20/18
    GOT GROOVE? BBB SCORE ESG 10_2018 – Score Got Groove? Voicing Examples 1 – Ens Ex’s Got Groove? Voicing Examples 2 Got Groove? FULL REDUCTION – FULL REDUCTION GOT GROOVE? BBB FINAL – DRUMS
  • Blues for Pablo analysisClass Materials 6/30/18
    Paul Peress Charts: I Just Can’t (CD Version) Sugar_City_FINAL2 Show Me
  • Class Materials 5/5/18
    Class Materials 5/5/18 “Black Brown and Beige” Orchestral Suite arranged by Maurice Peress “Spanish Key” Miles Davis – SH Transc-Arr “A LOVE SUPREME” sketch (is this authentic?):
  • Class Materials – 3/24/18
    DIM and CRESC- Improv as Comp – Katherine Williams VCFA-Ellington-Lecture-Andy-Jaffe-Feb-2017-5 Hey! Great news…er…”Black Brown and Beige” full score of the full suite as performed in 1943 is now available on […]
  • Ellington Study GroupClass Materials – 8/25/17
     SCOTT HEALY MUSICAL EXAMPLES, 8/25/17"DIm and Cresc in Blue" -full scoreRHYTHM EX #1"I Ain't Got Nothin but the Blues" Arr Healy Score"DYHANA" - m1-29 Leads_Bass_Chords"DHYANA" m1-14 - Horn Reduction w_BS TIM DAVIES MUSICAL EXAMPLES […]
  • Blues for Pablo analysisClass Materials – 5/6/17 – Brent Fischer
  • Protected: Class Materials – 2/25/17
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