Mission Viejo, CA. The Jazz Lab Ensemble at Saddleback College is pleased to welcome jazz saxophonist Kirsten Edkins as their guest artist on Monday, April 29th at 7 pm in the McKinney Theatre. She is one of the most exciting young saxophonists and composers working in the greater Los Angeles area. Ms. Edkins graduated from the prestigious Eastman School of Music which she attended on scholarship. While there she studied composition and arranging with Bill Dobbins, and saxophone with Walt Weiskopf and the legendary Ray Ricker. “I love playing with Kirsten. She always brings a bunch of creative juice to the table and her compositions follow their own morality.” – Joey Sellers
Tickets are $10 general; $7 students/seniors. Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Wednesday through Saturday, noon-4) or order your tickets 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 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. 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. For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu. For Fine Arts events, visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.