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University Jazz Bands

The University Jazz Bands present concerts in Spanos Theatre and Harman Hall at the Performing Arts Center that showcase traditional, contemporary, and cutting-edge jazz as performed by the best jazz musicians at Cal Poly.

 

jazz trumpeterUniversity Jazz Bands' Fall Jazz Concert

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
8 p.m. Spanos Theatre

The student musicians will demonstrate how jazz is being reinvented by today's young jazz artists, according to Paul Rinzler, Cal Poly's director of jazz studies.

The two big bands will perform "Airegin" by Sonny Rollins and the jazz standard "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," both arranged by Michael Abene, considered one of jazz's great composers and arrangers and chief composer and arranger for renowned WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany.

The big bands will also play the infectious funk arrangement "Chicken Polo," which somehow translates the essence of chickens into sound for a big band. Both big bands are comprised of vocalists and four musicians playing trumpets, four on trombones, five on saxophones, and a rhythm section.

The jazz combos will perform jazz standards and original compositions by the members.

Tickets ( $12 general, $9 seniors, students and Jazz Federation members)

 

 

 

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jazz soloistUniversity Jazz Bands' Just Jazz Concert

Friday, March 13, 2015
8 p.m. Spanos Theatre

Tickets ( $12 general, $9 seniors, students and Jazz Federation members)

 

 

 

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University Jazz BandUniversity Jazz Bands' Jazz Night Concert

Saturday, May 30, 2015
8 p.m. Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

Tickets ($14 and $12 general, $12 and $9 seniors, students and Jazz Federation members)

 

 

 

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