The Ellington Study Group is a led by composer and pianist Scott Healy, and is open to all music professionals.

The group is open to all professional composers, arrangers and performers, and will feature 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 in advance, $20 at the door, includes continental breakfast.

 

Upcoming Events

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10:00 am ELLINGTON STUDY GROUP LA – BIRTH... @ Vitello's
ELLINGTON STUDY GROUP LA – BIRTH... @ Vitello's
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
ELLINGTON STUDY GROUP LA – BIRTH OF THE COOL and PAUL PERESS @ Vitello's | Los Angeles | California | United States
SATURDAY,  JUNE 30th 2018 – 10am – 12:30pm On Saturday, June 30th at 10am we’ll start delving into Miles Davis’ revolutionary “Birth of the Cool”.  This influential and enduring work has it all: inspired arranging, cool[...]

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Classes, Past and Future

Class Materials (including pre-2015 classes)

  • 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 score RHYTHM 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
        SCOTT HEALY PDF SCORES AND MATERIALS: CIRCLES The Clothed Woman SH TRANSCRIPTION The Clothed Woman EXAMPLES The Clothed Woman- TRIO CHART There are at least four recordings of Ellington playing "The Clothed Woman". Below is the first […]
  • Protected: Class Materials – 2/25/17
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