The Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles will be joined by the Cuesta College Jazz Ensemble for the Winter Jazz Concert.
The concert, which falls on leap day this year, will feature the Cal Poly Jazz Ensemble, Cal Poly Jazz Band and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Arthur White.
The big bands are comprised of 20 members each, and the vocal jazz group has 14 singers. The bands will play a mix of classic and contemporary jazz by a variety of composers including Duke Ellington, Thad Jones and Bob Mintzer. The vocal jazz set will include an arrangement of Radiohead’s “Reckoner,” and Robert Watson’s “Another Time, Another Place,” arranged by White.
White, who began serving as Cal Poly’s new director of jazz studies in September, directs the university ensembles.
The Cuesta College Jazz Ensemble, led by Ron McCarley, will perform a guest set. The is the first time the Cal Poly and Cuesta College jazz bands have appeared in concert together in the Performing Arts Center.
McCarley is the longtime director of jazz studies at Cuesta College.
Presenter / Producer: Cal Poly Music Department
Music > Jazz / Blues
Music > Big Bands
Event Phone: 805-756-4849
Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 2/29/2020
$12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students and Jazz Federation members
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