Mission Viejo, CA—On Monday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m., cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum performs a jazz duet with bassist Mark Dresser in the McKinney Theatre. Bynum will be nearing the end of his five-week, 1800-mile Acoustic Bicycle Tour down the west coast by the time he reaches Saddleback College. He began his “composition journey” in a sunset solo on August 28th in Vancouver, BC and he’ll be pedaling from the Angel City Jazz Festival ready to join jazz bassist Mark Dresser for a duet on the McKinney stage then on to San Diego and to finish up on October 1st at a sunrise solo in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Bynum is a Boston-area cornetist whose wide-ranging musical interests include free jazz, modern composition, and interdisciplinary projects with dancers and filmmakers. A central figure in avant-garde jazz for more than three decades, Los Angeles-native Mark Dresser emerged out of the vital but often overlooked Southern California free jazz scene in the early 1970s.
Tickets are $10 general and $7 students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased by calling 949-582-4656 (Wednesday through Saturday, noon-4:00 p.m.) or online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.
Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical, and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally-recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz History Syllabus, Jazz History Audio, Jazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano, Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos. Students in Jazz Studies at Saddleback College have transferred to prestigious institutions including University of Southern California, Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, University of California at San Diego, and other regional institutions. Some of our alumni have gone on to play professionally with Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, and other high-profile artists and organizations.
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Free parking is available in Lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers more than 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.