The 920 Special DJing workshop

On Mar 19, 2016 we held our first 920 Special DJing workshop. It was really well attended; and big thanks to everyone for participating so enthusiastically – all the volunteers, all the attendees and especially to the 9:20 Special DJs!

Here’s the presentation from the day. Alex Fernandez gave a masterful presentation about the software and hardware for DJs. Jesse Miner deconstructed his set from the 10th anniversary party for the 920 Special.

Enjoy!

 

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Favorite tunes for teaching to

We asked our teaching staff to share the songs they love best to teach to. We collected these as Spotify playlists for your convenience.

Here’s also a list of these songs in one list!

  • [If I Could Be With You] by The Butch Thompson Trio; from the album Plays Favorites (BPM 103)
  • [Lazy River] by Kid Ory; from the album The Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions Disc 6 (BPM 110)
  • [Get It Southern Style] by Mint Julep Jazz Band; from the album Durham on Saturday Night (BPM 116)
  • [A Sheridan “Square”] by Henry “Red” Allen; from the album Quadromania – Henry Red Allen (BPM 124)
  • [Memphis Blues] by Muggsy Spanier; from the album Quadromania – Muggsy Spanier (BPM 125)
  • [A Smo-o-o-oth One] by Benny Goodman Sextet; from the album Charlie Christian: Genius Of Electric Guitar (BPM 126)
  • [Swingin’ on Nothin’] by Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five; from the album Jammin’ the Blues (BPM 126)
  • [Baby Won’t You Please Come Home] by Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band; from the album Chasin’ The Blues (BPM 128)
  • [Open House] by Lionel Hampton & His Sextet; from the album The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-1941 (BPM 128)
  • [Travelin’ All Alone] by Smoking Time Jazz Club; from the album Stampede (BPM 128)
  • [Walk ‘Em] by Buddy Johnson; from the album Walk ‘Em (BPM 130)
  • [Kentucky Avenue, C.A – Duke Ellington] by Duke Ellington; from the album Intimacy Of The Blues (BPM 133)
  • [A Smo-o-oth One] by Jonathan Stout; from the album (Unreleased) (BPM 133)
  • [Ain’t Misbehavin’] by Kid Ory; from the album The Complete Verve Sessions Disc 6 (BPM 135)
  • [Blues in Hoss’ flat] by Count Basie; from the album Half Moon Street (BPM 140)
  • [Ten ‘Til Five] by Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators; from the album Harlem Mad (BPM 140)
  • [Shout, Sister, Shout] by Lucky Millinder; from the album Apollo Jump (BPM 140
  • [Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me] by The Fabulous Sidney Bechet & His Hot Six with Sidney De Paris; from the album The Fabulous Sidney Bechet (BPM 143)
  • [Rock-A-Bye Basie] by Johnny Otis; from the album Spirit of the Black Territory Bands (BPM 149)
  • [Tippin’ On The Q. T. (Alt Take)] by Count Basie & His Orchestra; from the album Complete Clef/Verve Count Basie Fifties Studio Recordings (BPM 152)
  • [Stuffy] by Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five; from the album Jammin’ the Blues (BPM 152)
  • [Shufflin’ And Rollin’] by Buddy Johnson; from the album Walk ‘Em (BPM 153)
  • [The Gal From Joe’s] by Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra; from the album Harlem Speaks (BPM 158)
  • [(Shim Sham)Tain’t What You Do] by Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra; from the album Lunceford Special (BPM 160)
  • [All of Me] by Twin Cities Hot Club; from the album Twin Cities Hot Club (BPM 167
  • [Georgianna] by Count Basie; from the album Count Basie: The Complete Decca Recordings (BPM 168)
  • [Mr. Ghost Goes To Town] by Mora’s Modern Rhythmists; from the album Mr. Rhythmist Goes To Town (BPM 170)
  • [Hot Platter] by Erskine Hawkins; from the album Erskine Hawkins – Classics – 1938-1940 (BPM 173)
  • [(Tranky Doo)The Dipsy Doodle] by Chick Webb; from the album Stomping At The Savoy (BPM 176)
  • [Lovin’ Sam] by Firehouse Five Plus Two; from the album Firehouse Five Plus Two Story (Disc 2) (BPM 180)
  • [Joshua Fit De Battle O’ Jericho] by Sidney Bechet & His Blue Note Jazzmen; from the album Sidney Bechet Complete 1939-1951 Blue Note Master Takes (BPM 180
  • [Woodchopper’s Ball] by Woody Herman & His Orchestra; from the album The Golden Years of Jazz: 1939 (BPM 180)
  • [Flying Home] by Charlie Barnet; from the album Quadromania – Charlie Barnet (BPM 184)
  • [Undecided] by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb; from the album Swingsation (BPM 185)
  • [The Kingdom Of Swing] by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra; from the album Classics – Benny Goodman – 1939 (BPM 187)
  • [(Tranky Doo)Chant Of The Groove] by Fats Waller, his Rhythm & his Orchestra; from the album Portrait: Fats Waller Volume 2 (BPM 187)
  • [Black Stick Blues] by Bridgetown Sextet; from the album The New Old-Fashioned (BPM 190)
  • [Lindyhopper’s Delight] by Chick Webb; from the album Strictly Jive (BPM 196
  • [Firechief Rag] by Firehouse Five Plus Two; from the album Firehouse Five Plus Two Story (Disc 2) (BPM 197)
  • [(Big Apple)Flying Home No. 1] by Lionel Hampton; from the album Lionel Hampton: Classic Jazz Archive (BPM 200)
  • [Sugar Foot Stomp] by Fletcher Henderson; from the album Ken Burns Jazz Collection: Fletcher Henderson (BPM 203)
  • [(Big Apple)”Big Apple Contest”] by The Solomon Douglas Swingtet; from the album Swingmatism (BPM 211)