The art of improvisation will be showcased at Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands annual Just Jazz concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Harold J. Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
“The excitement and surprise inherent in the art of improvisation will be in the hands of a new generation of jazz musicians,” said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies. “It’s great to hear the emotion and the attitude that the students bring to the craft of jazz improvisation. Their personalities really shine through in a way that makes it easy for an audience to appreciate and to accompany the musician on the journey that is jazz improvisation.”
Two big bands — each with four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, rhythm section and a vocalist — as well as two smaller jazz combos, will present jazz repertoire from several different eras and styles. Included will be “Rush!” from the anime TV series “Cowboy Bebop” “Big Swing Face,” originally recorded by the big band of drummer Buddy Rich an epic combination of jazz and hip-hop titled “Grass is Greener” as well as traditional jazz, Latin jazz and more.
Presenter / Producer: Cal Poly Music Department
Music > Jazz / Blues
Music > Big Bands
Event Phone: 805-756-4849
Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo CA 93407
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 3/2/2019
$12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students and Jazz Federation members
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