UCSB Percussion and Jazz Ensembles

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

General ($10), non-UCSB students with ID ($5), UCSB students with ID (FREE), children under 12 (FREE). Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the Associated Students Ticket Office window (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion), online at the link below, or by calling the Associated Students Ticket Office at (805) 893-2064.
 
 
Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by visiting the Associated Students Ticket Office window on the UCSB campus (UCEN Room 1535, across from Corwin Pavilion) or by contacting the Associated Students Ticket Office at ticketoffice@as.ucsb.edu or 
(805) 893-2064.

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230

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The UCSB Percussion and Jazz Ensembles will present an evening of chamber music for percussion and jazz on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Percussion Ensemble will perform music by seminal California percussion composer Henry Cowell (Pulse), David Hall (Escape Velocity), and an octet for mallet instruments by Blake Tyson (A Ceiling Full of Stars). Also to be performed is a Dennis DeSantis quartet for four drumset-like setups originally written for Sō Percussion (Shifty), several duets (including the Safri Duo arrangement of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” from his opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan) and an arrangement for percussion ensemble of the Frank Zappa classic instrumental, G Spot Tornado. Performing are Jarod Fedele, Brian Morones, Meg Cavanaugh, Dominique Cuello, Dominic DiCesare, Joey Goodman, Christine Tao, and Zac Erstad.
 
Also performing will be one of several of the jazz combos currently rehearsing under the umbrella of the UCSB Jazz Ensemble. Led by UCSB’s Senior Web Designer for the Office of Public Affairs & Communications, Matt Perko (drums), the ensemble will perform original music as well as standards from the jazz canon. The group includes BA Music majors Mitchell Solkov (bass), Collin McCrary (alto saxophone), and Lucas Brooker (guitar), as well as Milo Bechtloff (tenor saxophone), Reno Behnken (piano), and Kinamee Rhodes (trumpet). All members of the group perform with the larger UCSB Jazz Ensemble, which will perform its final concert of the academic year on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.
 
Both groups are under the direction of Dr. Jon Nathan, who also teaches studio percussion and works with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance as Music Director and as a percussionist.
 
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