UCSB Jazz Ensemble: (Almost) A Century of Jazz - from 1927 to 2021

Event Date: 

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Live link: 

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
The UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents a LIVE performed concert of music for 10-piece jazz band (4 brass, 2 saxophones, guitar, piano, bass, drums), as arranged by Los Angeles-based composer/arranger Randy Aldcroft, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 5 pm PDT as a YouTube Live streamed via the UC Santa Barbara YouTube channel
YouTube Live link: youtu.be/gL8_lgGTikk
The concert will feature performances by musicians from all over California, including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, and of course, Isla Vista. Pieces to be performed include Freddie Hubbard's "Asiatic Raes" and Moacir Santos' "Coisa (Thing) #2" along with "Surry with a Fringe on Top" and "Blue Skies," both with vocals by first-year Kaidi Dai. The performance will also include a collaboration with the UCSB Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Nicole Lamartine, with an arrangement of "Autumn Leaves."
The concert will also include a focus on our graduating students, mostly trumpet players, with a performance of "Cornet Chop Suey," originally performed and recorded in 1927 by Louis Armstrong's Hot Five. Finishing out the concert will be Horace Silver's exciting bop blues, "Opus de Funk," and an arrangement by ensemble director Jon Nathan of Vulpeck's "Dean Town" (based on Jaco Pastorius' fusion classic "Teen Town") featuring trombonist Sriram Ramamurthy and first-year bassist Emily Conway. Join us for the fun, and comment as you like on our YouTube chat!
Saxophone (photo by Matt Perko)