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University Jazz Bands

Cal Poly's University Jazz Bands program combines the professionalism of a working big band with the academic rigor of cutting-edge big band repertoire, showcased at concerts in the Performing Arts Center's Spanos Theatre and Harman Hall.

Cal Poly Fall Jazz Concert

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre

Cal Poly's University Jazz Bands present their annual Fall Jazz Concert.

Two big bands and a pair of combos will demonstrate this generation's approach to one of America's great art forms, said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies at Cal Poly.

The big bands are composed of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalist. University Jazz Band I and II will perform both traditional and contemporary jazz, including such standards as "Fly Me to the Moon," pop classics including "Moondance" in a jazz setting, jazz/funk arrangements such as "Fowl Play" and contemporary jazz like Pat Metheny's "See the World." Two jazz combos will also perform.

The University Jazz Band I went on a performance tour of London over the summer, and performed for this fall's Jubilee by the Sea in Pismo Beach on Oct. 28.

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

 


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Cal Poly Just Jazz Concert

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

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

 


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Cal Poly Jazz Night Concert

Friday, June 2, 2017
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre

A special guest soloist to be announced!

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


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