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Second Annual CCU Jazz Festival Bookmark and Share

Mar 21

7:30 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium
$5 faculty/staff, $3 students

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 ensemble featuring big band instrumentation and directed by Matthew White, CCU assistant professor of music; the CCU New Jazz Ensemble, which ranges from a vocal group to full big band instrumentation, and is 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 Afro Bop Alliance. Bailey is chair of the bass department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Contact Wheelwright Box Office 843-349-2787 for additional information