UCLA Jazz Combos Concert

27 November 2017 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, California
Category: All Events

UCLA Jazz Combos Concert
Monday, November 27, 2017
7:00pm
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Concert featuring UCLA student jazz combos, directed by Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Roberto Miranda, Charles Owens, and Michele Weir; with special guests, Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, who will perform original compositions. The combos, ranging in size from three to ten musicians, will be performing well-known jazz standards, popular songs, and compositions composed and arranged by the students themselves. Smaller jazz ensembles allow student musicians the opportunity to explore composition and improvisation more intensely.

Tickets for this concert are by donation only. The amount you pay is up to you. Your donation goes directly back into our programs, so please be as generous as you can. Suggested admission is $20 per person; free for students. Donations can also be made at the door. More information coming soon!

Parking for Schoenberg Hall is in Structure 2. Find maps and parking rates, here

DIRECTORS

Clayton Cameron is a master drummer, writer, and composer. His work with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Kenny Burrell, and other artists has solidified his record as a world-class musician. Nicknamed the Brush Master, he has a legacy as one of the most innovative brush player since Papa Jo Jones of the Count Basey Orchestra. 

Charley Harrison is a well-known composer/arranger and conductor. His discography includes music performed by orchestras for films, television, the concert hall, and at nightclubs. His recently released album, Keeping My Composure, received critical acclaim, and maintained a spot on the charts of JazzWeek for 13 consecutive weeks.

Roberto Miranda is a dynamic bassist who is noted for his inventive, high-energy improvisations. He has toured, played and recorded with an impressive array of jazz artists, including Shelly Manne, Kenny Burrell, Horace Tapscott, Bobby Bradford, John Carter, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Charles Lloyd, and Bobby Hutcherson. Roberto released his CD With Groaning Too Deep for Words in 2002.

Charles Owens is a master woodwind musician, with professional proficiency in tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, and his command these instruments makes him a first-call studio musician, a popular nightclub performer, and an internationally prestigious jazz artist. He has toured with musicians like Lorenz Alexander, John Carter, Miles Davis, Martin Gaye, and Barbra Streisand, has played with ensembles like the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and has appeared on numerous hit records, like Hot and Bothered, the Grammy-winning Ellington album.

Michele Weir, over her long music career, has touched the lives of countless students who were under her tutelage. She is a highly sought-after lecturer and educator, having been invited to teach at musical institutions in 23 different countries and having delivered presentations at some of the world’s most prestigious musical organizations. She is also an accomplished composer, with her arrangements played with groups like The Manhattan Transfer, M-Pact, and Voice Trek.