The ShinSings Orchestra returns to Jazz Central to perform a concert for
the Gabriel Foundation to raise money to obtain musical instruments for
youth in our area. Steve Shininger (who sounds more like Frank Sinatra than
anybody I’ve heard) and the ShinSings Orchestra performed at Jazz Central
last January and at the last two Urban Nights for the Dayton Metro Library,
where Mark Willis told me these were the best Urban Night events ever. It
has come to my attention that this wonderful group will not be with us much
longer as Steve’s wife is being transferred by the Airforce, so come out and
enjoy while you can. The show runs from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm in Dayton’s
authentic jazz club. There will be door prizes; free parking and pizza by
the slice will be available.
1959 was the seismic year jazz broke away from
complex bebop music to new forms, allowing soloists unprecedented freedom
to explore and express. It was also a pivotal year for America: the nation
was finding its groove, enjoying undreamt-of freedom
and wealth social, racial and upheavals were just around the corner and jazz
was ahead of the curve.
Four major jazz albums were made, each a high watermark for the artists and
a powerful reflection of the times. Each opened up
dramatic new possibilities for jazz which continue to be felt Miles Davis
Kind of Blue Dave Brubeck, Time Out
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um; and Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to
Join us for a one night special when the Jazz Central Big Band
Returns! The Generations is off in January and Mike Rinderle has talked
with Mr. stone into using the music charts form the original big band
that played many years ago at the club.
Email from Mike Rinderle:
The big band night at Jazz Central is all but done I have only a couple
spots to fill. It is going to be very special, the talent is out of
bounds. Some of the players who have signed onto date:
Steve Shininger - drums
Reg Richwine - trumpet
Wade Baker - trumpet
Brian West - trumpet
Mike Rinderle - trumpet
Ronald Hartwell - lead alto saxophone
Luis Rosa - alto saxophone
Grant Koeller - lead tenor saxophone
Bill Burns - bari saxophone
Linda Landis - lead trombone
Dustin Malone - trombone
It’s that time again, another year – what
happened? In any case we have to start thinking in terms of promoting
some jazz events for next year and could use you help. If you could use
a little tax write-off, think of us we’re easy. A small readership
donation, a bit for the Gabriel Foundation, a Hundred Club membership or
a small corporate sponsorship, it all works for us. Believe me when I
tell you it’s the only thing that keeps us going.
“Hello Goliath, this
is David calling,” - pardon the triviality of an old man but the story
of David and Goliath seems somehow fitting to what I’m writing about!
Jazz Advocate has taken on a project we are calling the Gabriel
I was talking to a lady who lives in my apartment building and she
was telling me about her eleven year-old grandson who played alto
saxophone in an event with a group from the Stivers School for the Arts
jazz band. Of course she says he is very good and hoping to get into
Stivers next year at age twelve. She tells me he is presently renting
his horn through the school and he will need his own saxophone and the
family doesn’t have the money to buy one.
Well the young man received his saxophone and went on to audition
and became accepted into Stivers school. Jazz Advocate is presenting our
last Gabriel benefit concert of the year this month. We are looking for
sponsors and/or underwriters to help us carry this project into the new
Gabriel is looking for young musicians who may be in need of an
The Gabriel Foundation is non-profit operating under Jazz
Advocate’s 501c3 and have formed collaboration with the DABICO Artist
Factory, a non-profit involved in musical education for youth in our
area. They in turn are affiliated with the BRD House Music Co and music
programs at the Kroc Center.
Between our two organizations we have the combined capability of
receiving, storing, refurbishing and presenting musical instruments to
youth in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. It is our mutual desire to
transfer total ownership to qualified recipients because we feel
students who own their own musical instruments excel.
If you have a prospect that needs
an instrument, send me an email with the following information:
1.Name and contact information.
2.Musical referral (1) from school
3.Personal referral (3) from family
4.Current grade point average.
5.What kind of musical do you want
and what do you intend to do with it.
6.Are you willing to help us
showcase your donated instrument at some of our events design to let
others see what we’re doing
with the Gabriel Foundation?
7.Are your parents or guardian
supportive of your music development and willing to work with the
also are in need of musical instruments that can be refurbished into our
program. Again send me an email on what you might have to donate to a
The first Sunday of
Remember the Live Jazz Party at the Hunan Gourmet Restaurant at 5125 E.
Main St. Whitehall, Ohio - in the Wyandotte Shopping Center - the Jam is produced by
Gene Walker and will run from 4pm to 7pm - there is a $7. donation at
the door - musicians bring your instruments and play and no cover -
Plenty of parking - Great Food & Drinks, Lots of friends - get there
early to get a good seat.
The next event will take place on Sunday, December 2 for their
Check out our Book Sale! A very generous Fan has
donated a number of Jazz
books and music and
has given us permission
to sell them with the
proceeds going to help
promote our jazz projects. Click
Here for Inventory
(more will be added)