Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Spanos Theatre on campus.
The musical diversity that has always characterized jazz will be showcased as the jazz bands perform funk from Tower of Power, the Latin jazz of Tito Puente and Mario Bauza, traditional jazz by Miles Davis and Joe Henderson, contemporary jazz by Pat Metheny and more.
“Even from its very beginning, jazz combined European and African elements of music, as well as aspects of Latin-American music. That tradition of constantly finding new elements and styles to incorporate continues even stronger today,” said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies at Cal Poly.
Two big bands featuring four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalist, will demonstrate the “wall of sound” for which big bands are famous. Two jazz combos will also perform.
Tickets are $14 for the public and $9 for students and Jazz Federation members. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849).
The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts, Music Department and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit the department’s calendar website.