The second annual CCU Jazz Festival is a two-day event featuring performances by CCU student and faculty ensembles as well as guest artists. The first night includes the CCU Jazz Ensemble, a competitive flagship 17-piece ensemble featuring traditional big band instrumentation and directed by Matthew White, CCU assistant professor of music; the CCU New Jazz Ensemble, a large ensemble ranging from a vocal group to full big band instrumentation and directed by Chris Connolly, CCU lecturer of music; and guest artists Evan Cobb on saxophone, Eric Thompson on drums, Victor Provost on pan drums, and CCU artist-in-residence Steve Bailey on bass guitar. The second evening’s performance features the CCU Jazz Combo and faculty performers as well as Cobb, Thompson, Provost and Bailey. Cobb is a Nashville-based musician who has performed with Steven Tyler, Dr. John and Aretha Franklin. Thompson is an Iowa-based drummer who has performed with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez and Carmen Bradford. Provost is a Washington, D.C.-based drummer who tours with Paquito D’Rivera and the Grammy award-winning Afro Bop Alliance. Bailey, noted for his pioneering work with the six-string fretless bass, is chair of the bass department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Presented by: Department of Music
$17 (discounts available)
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