UCSB Jazz Ensemble

Event Date: 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 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)*
UCSB AS Ticket Office: 
(805) 893-2064
UCEN Room 1535 (across from Corwin Pavilion)
*Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by contacting the ticket office.


Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
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The UCSB Jazz Ensemble, in its 24th year under the direction of Jon Nathan, wraps up the year with a concert, "Hello and Goodbye," celebrating both graduating students and those just arrived, as well as welcoming guest artist New Orleans trumpeter Ashlin Parker, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Starting both halves of the concert are works by jazz giant Bob Brookmeyer, the first with Hello and Goodbye, featuring baritone saxophonist Tanner Cassidy (a PhD student in Music Theory) and standout tenor saxophonist Max Roberts, both in their first year at UCSB, and the second with The Fan Club, a blues featuring our guest artist and first-year trombonist Sriram Ramamurthy. Other featured graduating students are undergraduate guitarists Soham Mistry and Danny Toomey, tenor saxophonist Josh Sheltzer, a new PhD in Clinical Psychology, and saxophonist Milo Bechtloff, who in addition to graduating in 3 years from UCSB with a degree in Mathematics from the College of Creative Studies is recognized as this year’s Outstanding Jazz Artist.
Other first- and second-year UCSB students to be featured on the concert are trumpeter Kinamee Rhodes on Grammy Award-winning composer Maria Schneider’s Hang Gliding, guitarist Chris Villarino, trumpeters Victor Chavez and Angel Hernandez, and saxophonist Elijah Castro on Bob Florence’s arrangement of Sugar, as well as three combo performances mostly featuring returning students. Most of the graduating students and guests will be featured on the concert’s final piece, John Daversa’s arrangement of the Beatles classic I Saw Her Standing There.

About Ashlin Parker

A versatile jazz trumpeter based in New Orleans, ASHLIN PARKER is sought after for big band, small ensemble, and solo performances.  In the past two years, he has played with various ensembles at international festivals and clubs in Germany, Russia, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Wales, England, Barbados, Bermuda, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, France, Hungary, Finland, and Norway.  Ashlin leads the Trumpet Mafia and plays with numerous diverse bands, such as Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Bill Summers and Jazalsa, The Next Generation Big Band, The Original Hurricane Brass Band, Vivaz! and the Moscow-New Orleans Project.  He has played with musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Roland Guerin, Leroy Jones, Derek Douget, Adonis Rose, Nicholas Payton, Dmitry Mospan, Vadim Eilenkrig, Igor Butman, as well as vocalists Anthony Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Ashlin’s most recent CDs, with the Ellis Marsalis Sextet, were recorded live at New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2014 and 2015. He shared in the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s debut album, entitled Book One.  The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's next album, Dee Dee’s Feathers, was released in the U.S. in August, 2015.  Ashlin has been leading the jazz trumpet studio in the Music Department at the University of New Orleans since January 2011. 
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