Mr. Kern’s Music Studio Pop and Jazz Concert

at The Oriental Theater

Time: 6:30pm     Day: Monday     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID     Price: FREE
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Mr. Kern’s Music Studio Pop and Jazz Concert

Monday March 6th 2017



Come and listen to an evening of beautiful music performed by young local musicians in the Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Denver, and Arvada area. The audience will experience a variety of genres this evening including jazz, fusion, rock, pop, film score, and baroque music. Most musicians in the ensembles have been playing music in Mr. Kern’s studio since the summer and really enjoy the opportunity to play together in small groups. Any ensemble is a possibility with the right musicians and proper instruction. Learning music is much more enjoyable when there is an opportunity to do it with others musicians the same age and ability. Mr. Kern provides private instruction for musicians until they have enough skill to move into a class. Performing music with others immerses the student into an environment of listening and communicating with music. Listen for that cohesion and communication between the ensemble members during tonight’s performance.



Music begins at 6:30pm - Artist will perform as listed in the order below

Featuring Youth Artists Includes…


“The Brass Buffalonians”

Alto Saxophone – James Pierce

Tenor Saxophone – Camden Johnson

Tenor Trombone – Viviane Kaltenbach

Baritone – Sam McCune; Ella Johnson

Percussion – Eden Trode


A brass quintet, in the non-traditional sense, comprised of middle school aged musicians playing traditional and popular scores featuring music from The Lord of The Rings and from the Baroque Era. This quintet is comprised of an Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Baritone, Trumpet, and Percussion to provide a very symphonic sound. This particular ensemble has been rehearsing together since fall 2016 at Mr. Kern’s Music Studio, but many of the musicians have been with the studio since the summer. Mr. Kern looks for young local musicians with similar talent levels to participate in small ensembles and learn more about music!


                “The Crematorium and the Utensil”

Trombone – Aaron Trode

Trombone/Piano/Vocals – Ian Cuypers

Guitar – Oliver Thieme

Percussion – Aidan Wesley


This local group of high school musicians strives to create an indie rock sound playing modern covers from Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz project and the British rock band The Heavy. These students have only been playing together since the start of the New Year, but they are working hard at developing their sound and understanding of music. The repertoire for tonight’s performance was mainly selected by the students which helps showcase their musical interest to the audience. I hope you enjoy their unique interpretations of some very wonderful twenty-first century artists.


                “The Kernals”

Clarinet – Ben Agranoff

Alto Saxophone – Ella Burch

Trumpet – Olivia Macleod

French Horn – Keagan Pullen

Percussion – Will Reed



This is the smaller version of the 2016 Summer Jazz Orchestra from Mr. Kern’s Music Studio. These members wanted to form a new ensemble and explore more traditional jazz music as well as music from the jazz fusion group Snarky Puppy. Most of these young musicians have been studying music with Mr. Kern for several years and have started to really develop a pronounced voice on their instruments. I hope they continue to enjoy and play music for the rest of their lives