Jazz Studies

 

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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.

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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 Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. 
 

 


For more information on the Jazz Studies Program at Saddleback College contact Joey Sellers

Phone: 949-582-4629

Email: jsellers@saddleback.edu

 

 


 

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Jazz Day with Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton

Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Saddleback College Big Band welcome Grammy Nominee Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton to celebrate Jazz Day at Saddleback College. Sutton is a five-time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" as well as for arranging. She was Jazzweek Vocalist of the Year in 2005. For the past 20 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker. They tour throughout the world and have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. For 11 years, she taught in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Southern California. In 2008, she became the Vocal Department Chair at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, California.

 

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Jean Michel-Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Francois Moutin Jazz Performance

Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

CONCERT HOUR

JEAN MICHEL-PILC, ARI HOENIG, FRANCOIS MOUTIN JAZZ PERFORMANCE
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FA 101/FREE Admission

“One of the astounding jazz piano trios of the past decade.”
Don Williamson, Jazz Review
"After many years of sharing the bandstand, one thing’s sure: There’s deep chemistry between pianist Pilc, bassist Moutin and drummer Hoenig. You can hear it in the precision of the miniatures comprising the new Threedom" Jim Macnie - VILLAGE VOICE

 

Jazz Lab Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

JAZZ LAB ENSEMBLE

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors
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Don’t miss this great performance from our talented jazz lab ensemble.

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Guest Lecture by Alto Saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman

Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

GUEST LECTURE BY ALTO SAXOPHONIST & COMPOSER JACOB ZIMMERMAN

FA 103/ FREE Admission
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Alto saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the Seattle creative-music community. As an educator, Jacob teaches private lessons in jazz improvisation and saxophone, and works as an ensemble coach for the Seattle JazzED after-school program.

Jazz Lab with Saxophonist John O'Gallagher

Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
$10 general; $7 students/seniors

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New York jazz saxophonist John O'Gallagher is a force to be reckoned with both as a performer and as a composer." - Blogcritics.org -" a player with crisp articulation and intriguing ideas" - JazzTimes
"He is a leader in every sense of the word." - Jazz Review

"flat-out thrilling" - Cadence Magazine

"convincingly ferocious" - Downbeat

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John O'Gallagher Trio

Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

McKinney Theatre
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A performance by the John O’Gallagher Trio will delight jazz enthusiasts. Born in California, based in New York since the early 90’s, O’Gallagher has recorded extensively for discerning labels like Clean Feed and Fresh Sounds, and has been a mainstay of big bands for Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and the late Joe Henderson, with whom he won a Grammy. The trio consists of John O’Gallagher – alto sax, Ronan Guifoyle – bass, and Jeff Williams – drums.

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Concert Hour -- Saddleback Students in Recital

Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

McKinney Theatre
FREE Admission
 

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A Night in Historic Harlem Student Scholarship Fundraiser

Date: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

A NIGHT IN HISTORIC HARLEM: Supporting Student Scholarships- Presented by the Angels for the Arts
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS

Fine Arts Courtyard
$12 general; $6 students/seniors; $15 at the door