Friday, January 15, 2010

Saddleback Kicks Off Jazz Faculty Spring Season

Posted By CotoBlogzz 01-15-2009 06:00 PM

Mission Viejo, CA.  Saddleback College is schedued to kick off the Jazz Faculty spring season on Monday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre.  This nationally renowned ensemble performs a mix of original compositions and unique treatments of the American Song Book. The faculty is comprised of Jerry Pinter on saxophone, Jamie Rosenn on guitar, Ron Stout on trumpet, Gerard Hagen on piano, Luther Hughes on bass, Paul Johnson on drums and Director of Jazz Studies, Joey Sellers , on trombone.

Tickets are $10 general; $7 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (Noon-4, Tues-Fri) or order your tickets online at

Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz History Syllabus, Jazz History Audio, Jazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano, Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos.  Students in Jazz Studies at Saddleback College have transferred to prestigious institutions including University of Southern California , Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, University of California at San Diego , and other regional institutions.  Some of our alumni have gone on to play professionally with Frank Zappa, Diana Ross, and other high-profile artists and organizations.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo , just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Complimentary parking is available in Lot 12 with over-flow parking in Lot 10..  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to “ Theatre Circle ,” turning right into Lot 12.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit

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