Past Events

PAST EVENTS

September 12, 2016

Doublers Collective is excited to return to The Nash on September 12th. It’ll be a great night full of exciting music, plus at least one new piece that you’ve never heard before! DC at The Nash 9.12.15

In other news,  we have received our newest commission from Alan Baylock who arranged “Itsbynne Reel” by Michael Brecker (off his Don’t Try This at Home Album) and we are really excited about this interesting and challenging piece. We may not have it together by September, but definitely the next concert!

January 7-10, 2015

Jazz Education Network Conference in San Diego, CA. Click for complete Conference Lineup

Monica and Mike will be giving the clinic:
Finding Your Voice on Multiple Instruments: Techniques and Strategies for Playing and Improvising on More Than One Instrument

  • Friday, 1/9/15
  • 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
  • Mission Beach (ST3)

November 19, 2014

World Premiere of the commissioned work “The Piece of Resistance” by Michael Abene
Bullpit Auditorium on Phoenix College Campus

October 9, 2014

Doublers Collective returns to The Nash for a special event!
Thursday October 9, 2014
7:30 PM

With special guests Michael Collins – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, and John Lewis – drums.

Featuring brand new compositions by Michael Collins and Mike Crotty!

DC at The Nash Oct 9

January 4, 2014

DC at The Nash Flyer Jan4

Join us ring in 2014 with woodwind madness and fun!

August 8, 2013

Doublers Collective returns to Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse!
Thursday August 8, 2013
7:30 PM
$5 donation, $3 for students

April 4-6, 2013

Highland/ASU Jazz Festival
Doublers Collective’s clinic will be at 9 AM on Saturday April 6th. Please join us! Free

Download the official festival flyer: HJFFlyer2013

Find out more: http://www.highlandhighband.org/highlandjazz.html

January 2-5, 2013

We have the very special and exciting opportunity to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, GA. Doublers Collective performance is scheduled for Saturday January 5th at 12 PM. We will premiering a piece by Alan Baylock.

October 11, 2012

Doublers Collective returns to Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse!
October 11, 2012
7:30 PM
$5 donation, $3 for students

August 19, 2012

A Beginning Approach to Doubling in Jazz Clinic
by Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty

Sunday August 19, 2012  3-5 PM $15 ($10 for students)
The Nash Summer Jazz Clinic Series
110 E. Roosevelt, Downtown Phoenix

Open to doublers and future doublers of all ages and skill levels, Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty will discuss and demonstrate a systematic approach to achieving and maintaining a high level of competency on more than one instrument. The “gear shifts”, both mentally and physically, which are necessary in order to quickly make a smooth transition from one instrument to another, will be clearly explained. Shriver and Crotty will perform musical pieces that represent the challenges faced by doublers in a jazz ensemble.
    This clinic is directed at anyone wishing to play more than one instrument, and not just woodwind doublers. Mike Crotty will discuss both how to overcome obstacles for the performer who plays brass and woodwind instruments, and how to use that knowledge to increase playing opportunities.
    Bring your horns (and doubles!) and participate in some doubling practice over a simple tune and optional improvisation. 

August 7, 2012

UPDATE! The Doublers Collective Fundraising Event at Winfield’s was incredible. What a fabulous audience! Thanks to everyone who battled the intense heat to be there! Together we raised $498 for our commission from Alan Baylock. If you weren’t able to make it, you missed a great night, but there is still time donate and help us make this commission happen.

Welcome to the Doublers Collective Commissioning Project!

Our goal is to raise $1500 by Aug. 14th to commission a new piece for Doublers Collective to perform. The composer who will write the piece is one of our favorite writers, Alan Baylock, the Chief Arranger for the Airmen of Note. www.alanbaylock.com


Please join Doublers Collective for a special Fundraising Event
There will be great music, stories, instrument show and tell, and more!
Coffee etc will be available for purchase.7 PM on August 7, 2012 at Winfield’s Cafe
7025 E. Osborn, Scottsdale, AZ.
Donation requested – DONATE NOW! (through Fractured Atlas)
Special raffle drawings for contributions of $25 or more made prior to the event! (you do not need to be present to win.)

Tax-Deductible Donations can be made through Fractured Atlas

Contributions by credit card can be made at: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/644

Contributions by check:
• Make the check payable to “Fractured Atlas”
• In the Memo line write “Monica Shriver – DC”
• Mail check to:
Monica Shriver 902 W. Topeka Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85027

What is a commission?
A commission is a request for an original piece of music (composition or arrangement), written by a chosen composer especially for the financial sponsor, often the musician or ensemble who will perform it. When a piece is written for an ensemble like Doublers Collective, it is specifically written for their instrumentation, personalities, strengths, and interests.

Why Do We Need Your Help?
As you can imagine, there isn’t any already-published music that a group like Doublers Collective can buy from a music publisher or music store. So, we rely on commissions (and our own writing) to build a repertoire. This is actually really exciting because it gives us the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing composers and arrangers, like Alan Baylock.

What You Can Do!
By supporting Doublers Collective at one of the contribution levels, you can help make a new commission from Alan Baylock a reality. In exchange, we have some fabulous perks to offer you.Note: Any amount that we raise over our $1500 goal will be put towards a commission from a second composer, JC Sanford. www.jcsanford.com

Monica Shriver, founder and director of Doublers Collective, is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Monica Shriver must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax- deductible to the extent permitted by law.

April 24, 2012

Performance Clinic at Campo Verde High School

April 4, 2012

Phoenix College Jazz Festival Guest Artist Concert
Featuring Chris Vadala with Superstition Jazz Orchestra and Doublers Collective
8 PM Bulpitt Auditorium, Phoenix College $5 (Proceeds benefiting Rosie’s House)

March 31, 2012

A Beginning Approach to Doubling in Jazz Clinic at the Highland Jazz Festival
Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty
10 AM

Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty discuss and demonstrate a systematic approach to achieving and maintaining a high level of competency on more than one instrument. The “gear shifts”, both mentally and physically, which are necessary in order to quickly make a smooth transition from one instrument to another, will be clearly explained. Shriver and Crotty will perform musical pieces that represent the challenges faced by doublers in a jazz ensemble.
    This clinic is directed at anyone wishing to play more than one instrument, and not just woodwind doublers. Mike Crotty will discuss both how to overcome obstacles for the performer who plays brass and woodwind instruments, and how to use that knowledge to increase playing opportunities.
    Students who have some experience with doubling will be asked to participate in both the discussion and demonstration.

Find out more about the Highland Jazz Festival

March 15 – 18. 2012

Doublers Collective at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biannual Conference
Friday March 16 at 1 PM
Arizona State University

Monica Shriver will also be hosting a panel discussion at the Conference titled Self-Promotion, Social Media, and Fundraising – An Overview of Using The Internet to Further Your Career with 3 amazing saxophonists: Greg Fishman, Doron Orenstein and Hart Linker.
Friday March 16 at 5 PM
Arizona State University

February 23, 2011

Doublers Collective will be playing at Sacred Grounds. 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. 7:30 – 9:30 PM $5 donation

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