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makalani jones

makalani jones

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    Male
  • Artist Statement

    At age 11 I began trumpet in the sixth grade and to be honest it was the strangest yet most fascinating object I had ever held in my hands.When I learned how to produce a sound my trumpet became my spaceship. Rhythm and color are its fuel.
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    Makalani O. Jones Sr.
    7800 youree drive apt. 1211 shreveport louisiana 71105 409.332.3685 makalanijones@ymail.com

    HQ NCLB SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER (7-12 grades)
    • Dedicated secondary teacher eager to launch full-time teaching career.
    • Substitute Teacher for the Manor I.S.D.. Have a proven track record of
    commended performance in teaching grades K-12, with a passion for
    education and a commitment to optimizing student and school success.
    • Currently Educational Assistant at Manor Excell Academy in the Manor Alternative Placement (M.A.P.) Program/ Manor’s District wide D.A.E.P.
    Campus.
    ORCHESTRAS
    Grahm Elementary stage band under the Direction of Mr. Garcia 1984
    Dobie Jr. High concert choir under the Direction of Ruth Sauls 1985 /1986
    Dobie Jr. High concert band and jazz band 1985 /1986
    Reagan Raider Marching Band under the Direction of Gary Faust and Larry Petillo 1987 /1988
    Reagan Raider Jazz Band under the Direction of Gary Faust 1987 /1988
    Reagan Raider Concert Band under the Direction of Gary Faust 1987 /1988
    Mountain View High Wind Symphony 1989
    Mountain View High Concert Band 1989
    Mountain View High Jazz Band 1989
    Los angeles High Home Of The Mighty Romans Marching Band..under the Leadership of the Legendary Darnella Davis 1990
    Los Angeles High Home of The Mighty Romans Concert Band..under the Leadership of the Legendary Darnella Davis 1990
    Los Angeles High Mighty Roman Jazz Ensemble ..under the Leadership of the Legendary Darnella Davis 1990
    Peabody Warhorse Concert Jazz Orchestra…Under the Direction of Lester June Williams, Raymond Rax, & David Weaver 1990/1991
    Peabody Warhorse Marching Band (THE MARCHING 100) Under the Leadership of the Legendary Lester June Williams ‘DISCO DOC’ 1990 /1991
    Cortrell Wrenn concert jazz orchestra 1990/1992
    Morehouse College Maroon Tiger Marching band ..under the Leadership of the Legendary Blake Gaines 1991/1993..Blake Gaines
    Morehouse College Jazz band 1991/1993.. Blake Gaines
    Naked Jazz Orchestra under the Direction of Eric Vaughn 1994/1995
    Homage Coffee House concert jazz orchestra1994/1995
    Livingroom Lounge concert jazz orchestra 1994/1995
    Mino’s concert jazz orchestra 1994/1995
    Café 290 concert jazz orchestra 1994/1995
    Dante’s Under The Hatch concert jazz orchestra 1994/1995
    Pepper Pot concert jazz orchestra..with Jacque Leizure 1994/1995
    Apache concert jazz orchestra 1995/1996
    Red Beans and Rice concert jazz orchestra 1995/1996
    Dejoule African west African drum and dance ensemble concert jazz orchestra 1995/1996
    Ritual Band East concert jazz orchestra .. under the direction of Bilal Suni Ali 1995/1996
    Kingdom of Alkebulahn concert jazz orchestra under the direction of Ahknatten WRFG 91.3FM 1995/1996
    Sirius B concert jazz orchestra .. under the direction of Roderick and James White of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity inc. 1995/1996
    Derek Hank (Mersty) Ward concert jazz orchestra under direction of Derek Hank Ward Recital: Seasons played live on 91.9 fm WCLK A tlanta Ga.
    Lil 5 Points concert jazz orchestra under the direction of Yusef Shariff 1996/1997
    Kermitt walker concert jazz orchestra 1996/1997
    King chapel Crowne Forum concert jazz orchestra under the leadership of jazz pianist and Morehouse college Alum Sean Barnave and Jon Ormon
    “On Poynt” concert jazz orchestra .. Under the direction of Sean Barnave
    JAZZ CHAMBER MUSIC
    University of New Orleans concert jazz orchestra 2003/2005
    Bill Causy and Shreveport Super Sound 1999/2000
    Tom Stone and Prevailing winds , wind ensemble 1999/2000
    Irving Mayfield concert jazz orchestra 2003/2005
    Alcorn State University wind ensemble 2000/2003
    Alcorn state university Marching band 2000/2003
    SMALL COMBOS AND CONSORTS
    Blue Seven 2000/2003
    Jazz Improv 2003/2005 Ed Petersen UNO
    SOLO PERFORMANCES AS LEAD SOLOIST
    LOUIS HERIVEAUX
    JONORMON
    TAURUS MATEEN
    WOODY WILLIAMS
    ZACH GRADY
    THAD WILLIAMS
    CRAIG DARNELL SHAW
    JACQUE LEIZURE
    KOFI BURBRIDGE
    KHARI COBRAL SIMMONS
    INDIA ARI
    NDEA DAVENPORT
    LAMAR HILL
    BOBBY BLUE BLAND
    CLARENCE CARTER
    B.B. KING
    TALAAM ACEY
    RUDY RAY MOORE
    GRANT GREENE
    CASCADE AVENUE BEE BOP SOCIETY
    ALL FOR ONE
    BLACKJAZZ RECORDS
    MALACO RECORDS
    ROLLING FORK RECORDS
    NOW U C RECORDS
    REPATOIRE ENSEMBLE UNT
    RAVI COLTRANE
    SHREVEPORT GUMBO JAZZ FESTIVAL
    MO FEST
    MUDBUG MADNESS JAZZ FESTIVAL SHREVEPORT LA.
    ALCORN JAZZ FEST ALCORN MISS.
    AWARDS AND MASTERCLASSES
    Seven all arts think tank
    Justice league:contemporary ensemble with Ezra Brown
    Golden Jazz Workshop Series:
    Performance program entitled Music for Mhoghany Rays: Afro Cuban Jazz performance by Lois Heriveaux, Taurus Mateen , Woody Williams Eric Vaughn in studio.
    University of New Orleans
    Quartet quintetsmall jazz groups sminars:RANDY BRECKER OF THE BRECKER BROTHERS, TERRANCE BLANCHARD, WYNTON MARSALIS, ELLIS MARSALIS,HAROLD BATISTE,ALVIN BATISTE, ED PETERSEN, STEVE MASAKOWSKI OF THE ASTRAL PROJECT NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL FOUNDATION
    University of North Texas Laboratory Bands
    9’oclock,,8’oclock,7’oclock,6’oclock & Repatoire Ensemble under John Murphy Jay Saunders and Neil Slater.
    NATIONAL TOURS
    BOBBY BLUE BLAND
    CLARENCE CARTER
    B.B. KING
    COMBOS AND CONSORTS
    Huston Tillotson University jazz combo… DR. MARTIN MCCAIN & DR. JAVIER STUPPARD 2008/2011
    Huston Tillotson Concert Choir Dr. Gloria Quinlan 2008/2011
    GRADUATE RECITAL PROGRAM
    Hayden trumpet concierto in Eb
    Hummel trumpet concierto
    Hindermith Sonatta
    Green chimneys Thelonius Monk
    Neo Terra Windjammer Album, Freddy Hubbard
    Freedom Jazz Dance Miles Davis



    OBJECTIVE
    To use my academic musical background and foreign language experience in spanish as a vehicle to teach classical music, jazz, and choral voice (choir), reaching students at all levels, and to teach the skill and ability to play trumpet, clarinet, flute , oboe, baritone, tuba, saxophone, mello-phone, snare, bass drum cymbals and symphonic percussion, timpani and triangle, by focusing on sight reading, tone production and the generation of a solid full sound, original composition, jazz solo transcription and instrumental vocalization of popular trumpet solos, that help build up the students vocabulary.

    The students choir vocabulary would come from the repertoire of musical works I was exposed to at Huston Tillotson University 900 chicon street Austin Texas, under the Guidance of Dr. Gloria Quinlan, which would include but not be limited to the following: Cannon in D minor (pachellbell) , Magnificat (pachellbell) The Gloria, Ave Maria, “Elijah Rock” (moses Hogan), “Keep your Lamps Trimmed and a Burning” (moses Hogan), “Get On board ‘Lil’ Chillun’,(moses Hogan), Betlehemu (morehouse college glee club).

    As a Music Teacher, and professional classroom instructor, it is my aim as an educator to stimulate and promote learning by agitateing their comfort zone and exposeing the students to a new way of thinking, that will inevitablely as a result make them accountable young men and women who are effective in society. Thus Music is a discipline that is not merely an artform, however it’s a means of conditioning the mind of the students to be able to effectively concentrate on a task, problem solve, evaluate scenarios, think mathematically, apply logic and reasoning, infere conclusions, and acquire a depth of information on a song selection at a glance by knowing a little about the time the the song was wriiten in, the character of the people of the time, the composers first middle and last name, where the composer was from, and when he or she was born ect. , and what was the socio-economic condition of the people that enjoyed music by this composer. Thus you see, it is my job as an educator to use the vehicle of Music to teach my students about life, and how to cultivate lifeskills for a higher quality of life.
    CORE COMPETENCIES
    — Classroom Management
    — Creative Lesson Planning
    — Curriculum Development
    — Instructional Best-Practices(pre & post formulative assessment) — Standardized Testing/Scoring(opening the floor for discussion , and having music workshops with District approved guest musicians to speak to the students about how music happened to be an effective descicion to redirect their path and focus to efficiency and productivity, when they were once at risk of being teen aged pregnancy candidates, or heading for juvenile delinquency)
    — Learner Assessment
    — Experiential Learning
    — Special Needs Students/IEP’s —
    EXPERIENCE
    Manor Independent School District Manor , TX
    Substitute Teacher (K-12), 04/2012 – 06/03/2013, Implements teacher lesson plans. Educational Assistant (k-12) at Manor Excell Academy within the Manor Acceleration Placement (M.A.P.) program on Manor’s districtwide D.A.E.P. campus. 09/03/1013 to the present. (Special duties include translating English directives to Spanish to inform students parents that are non English speakers of the expectations , rules , and regulations that will be required of their son or daughter once enrolled in M.A.P., AND THAT ARE TO BE WITHHELD IN THE DURATION OF THEIR PLACEMENT ON OUR D.A.E.P. CAMPUS)


    • Assigns student class work and homework.
    • Maintains classroom control and discipline.

    I’ve successfully written a grant that for the purpose of teaching jazz to highschool and middle school students that received a decentralized project assistance award of 5,525 from Shreveport regional arts council, called the Golden Jazz Workshop Series.
    Competed in N.A.A.C.P. A.C.T.S.O. Academic, cultural, technological, scientific Olympics of the minds in Houston Texas at the George R, Brown convention center in 1991 and took first place in jazz trumpet .
    Presented to society as a Delta Beaux in the Beauxtillion and won scholarship to Morehouse College and $ 1500 book award by winning the talent competition.
    Currently am a Green Fellow that helps to come up with environmentally friendly ways to save our planet by encouraging youth to go green and become global gardeners in an afterschool, program that I designed for afterschool students to learn jazz and also how to start a Garden called Jazz Root.
    Positions Held
    Workshop Facilitator for the Golden Jazz Workshop Series200-2004
    Primary organizer for THE MAKALANI MOVEMENT MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN denton texas at Quakertown park. 2007
    Publications
    Austin American statesman
    The Ram
    Conference Presentations
    Green for all academy Oakland california

    EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
    Masters of Medicine, Chines Herbs and Accupuncture
    TEXAS COLLEGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE 2013
    Bachelor in Arts and Music, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX, 2011
    Bachelor in Political Science, Morehouse College, Atlanta ,Georgia

    LANGUAGE TRAINING
    Spanish: Dobie Jr. High School, Austin, TX/ 7th & 8th grade
    Reagan High School, Austin, TX/9th & 10th grade
    Mountain View High & Los Angeles High School, California/ 11th grade
    Peabody Magnet High School, Los Angeles, CA/12th grade
    Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, Freshman & Sophomore
    Chinese: Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX, Two Years (four semesters)
    Japanese: University Of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Two years (eight semesters)


    MAJOR TEACHERS
    MR. GARCIA….GRAHM ELEMENTARY
    LARRY PETILLO.. REAGAN HIGHSCHOOL
    GARY FAUST.. REAGEN HIGHSCHOOL
    DARNELLA DAVIDSON ..LOSANGELES HIGHSCHOOL
    CORTRELL WRENN..BOLTON HIGHSCHOOL
    TIM ZACHARY FROM THE STUDIO OF LESTER JUNE WILLIAMS AND CORTRELL WRENN PEABODY MAGNET HIGHSCHOOL & NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
    BLAKE GAINES MOREHOUSE COLLEGE
    ALVIN BATISTE..NEW ORLEANS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (NOCA HIGHSCHOOL)
    ED PETERSEN..UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
    HAROLD BATISTE.. UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
    ELLIS MARSALIS.. UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
    WYNTON MARSALIS .. UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
    CLYDE KERR.. UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS



    AWARDS AND MASTERCLASSES
    NAACP ACADEMIC CULTURAL SCIENTIFIC OLYMPICS 1991 AT THE GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER IN 19191 IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
    Dramatic interpretation & pro’s and poetry 4th place as Walter Lee in “A raisin in the sun” by Lloraine Hansberry
    Pro’s and poetry dramatic interpretation as (corry) in “FENCES “ BY August Wilson
    LIVE MUSIC AND TAP DANCE PERFORMANCE PIECE IN TRIBUTE TO SAMMY DAVIS JR.
    Musical selection “SIR DUKE” by STEVIE WONDER took 2nd place in the sweepstakes and won $1600 scholarship to HBCU of my choice.
    Makalani Movemenet Foundation for non violent social change:
    Taught authentic funk forms of popping, locking, robotting, tutting , and ticking to at risk socio-economically challenged population of black and brown young African American and Latino inner-city youth at the Booker T Washington recreation and activity center in Shreve port La.


    Golden jazz Workshop Series
    Masterclass workshop that was a decentralized project assistance grant that I wrote to teach jazz to middle school and highschool students of caddo parish Louisiana , Funded by the SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL..
    I partnered with an umbrellainf 501 c3 organization to monitor and document my classes … Inner city row modern dance company under the leadership of Luther Cox.



    I attended a west African drumming and Dance Ensemble master class taught by Luther Grey of Bamboula 2000 west African Drum and Dance Ensemble where I learned to play Djembe ,JUN JUN, Shekere. IKONKON, and 2/3 and 3/2 clave used in Afro Cuban music that helps me to create valuable solos on trumpet on many occasions.











    Makalani O. Jones Sr.
    5911 Johnny Morris Rd. #6  Austin, Tx. 78724 512.696.3507 makalanijones@ymail.com


    REFERENCES
    HERSHALL SHELLEY
    PAUL LEVERINGTON
    CHAPLAN DON BREWINGTON



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