Jazz Season 2017-18


SSU Jazz Orchestra
Doug Leibinger, director
SSU Jazz Combos
SSU Latin Band

All tickets $8. Parking is included.

 

JAZZ WEEK 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Combos and Latin Band
Dave Len Scott, Kasey Knudsen and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Schroeder Hall

Performers on Jazz Week 2017 opening concert include:

•           Dave Len Scott’s SSU Bay Area Composers Combo will feature his Scott's own music and works by Kasey Knudsen and Erik Jekabson, among others.
•           Knudsen, who has led ensembles playing Cool Jazz, Bebop and the music of Ornette Coleman, leads the SSU Jackie McLean Ensemble featuring music by hard-bop saxophonist Jackie McLean.
•           Afro-Cuban and Haitian compositions are among the featured music in the SSU Latin Band repertoire under the leadership of multi-genre percussionist Kendrick Freeman. Featured composers include Mark Levine, Jan Hartong and Hermeto Pascoal.

Single tickets $8

2-Concert package $10 for 10/10 and 10/12

Matt Slocum

 

 

JAZZ WEEK 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Week Guest Ensemble:
The Commanders from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West
SSU Jazz Orchestra
Weill Hall

The Commanders, coming from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, carries on the American musical tradition of the great Big Bands, delivering traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites, and patriotic music.

SSU’s outstandingly talented Jazz Orchestra, led by Director of Jazz Studies Doug Leibinger, opens.

Free but ticketed; parking included

 

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JAZZ WEEK 2017

Thursday, October 12, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Weill Hall

Doug Leibinger and George Marsh, directors

Kasey Knudsen, saxophone
Dave Len Scott, trumpet
Doug Leibinger, trombone
Randy Vincent, guitar
Ken Cook, piano
Cliff Hugo, bass
George Marsh, drums

Active performers, composers and educators with deep ties across the Bay Area, Los Angeles and beyond, the SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble continually explores improvisation from a viewpoint that includes free group composing all the way through various jazz styles. The program will include standard and original works.

Single tickets $8

2-Concert package $10 for 10/10 and 10/12

Matt Slocum

Sunday, November 12, 2:00 pm
Alumni Recital: The Dixie Giants
Schroeder Hall

In their four years of existence, The Dixie Giants have shared the stage with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans Suspects, Tuba Skinny, Dustbowl Revival, and many more. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian's "Best of" Best Band in Sonoma County award in 2017, The Dixie Giants released a new album of instrumental originals titled "Dressed & Ready to Go" in February. Opening for The Dixie Giants will be Cabbagehead, just named Best Jazz Band by the North Bay Bohemian. For information contact Jazz Studies Director Doug Leibinger or call (707) 664-2324.

DIXIE GIANTS Casey Jones, clarinet/tenor sax; Jesse Shantor, alto sax; Jason Thor, trombone; Nick Pulley, sousaphone; Dan Charles, banjo; Ricky Lomeli, drums; Taylor Cuffie, drums

CABBAGEHEAD Jesse Shantor, alto sax; Chaco Amaze Lechon Peckham, tenor sax; Nate Dittle, keys; ab Menon, guitar; Kevin Hayes, bass; Ricky Lomeli, drums

Tickets $8

Matt Slocum

Matt Slocum

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Rock Collegium
John R. Palmer, director
Schoeder Hall

 Rock Collegium, an outgrowth of MUS 481 – Special Topics Workshop, brings students to the stage as creators and performers of classic Rock tunes and original pieces based on their study of various Rock styles. Recent programs have featured works by Yes, Queen, Regina Spektor and King Crimson, alongside new student compositions.

Tickets

Matt Slocum

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Combos
Dave Len Scott and Kasey Knudsen, directors
Schroeder Hall


•           Dave Len Scott’s SSU Bay Area Composers Combo will feature his Scott's own music and works by Kasey Knudsen and Erik Jekabson, among others.
•           Knudsen, who has led ensembles playing Cool Jazz, Bebop and the music of Ornette Coleman, leads the SSU Jackie McLean Ensemble featuring music by hard-bop saxophonist Jackie McLean.

Tickets

Matt Slocum

Friday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Latin Jazz
Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Weill Hall

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Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Combos
Dave Len Scott and Kasey Knudsen, directors
Schroeder Hall

 

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Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Weill Hall


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Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.
Rock Collegium
John R. Palmer, director
Schoeder Hall

Rock Collegium, an outgrowth of MUS 481 – Special Topics Workshop, brings students to the stage as creators and performers of classic Rock tunes and original pieces based on their study of various Rock styles. Recent programs have featured works by Yes, Queen, Regina Spektor and King Crimson, alongside new student compositions.

Tickets


Matt Slocum

Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Combos
Dave Len Scott and Kasey Knudsen, directors
Schroeder Hall

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Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Weill Hall


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Matt Slocum

 

 

Getting There

Green Music Center is located off Rohnert Park Espressway two miles east of Highway 101, near the intersection with Petaluma Hill Road.

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