Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saddleback College Presents Rare Jazz - With who’s who of Los Angeles talent

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Rancho Santa Margarita , CA. – The  Saddleback College’s Jazz Studies Program is scheduled to  present a rare South Orange County appearance of Joey Sellers’ Jazz Aggregation on Friday, May 4th at 7 pm in the McKinney Theatre. 

Joey Sellers’ Jazz Aggregation is an 11-piece ensemble highly regarded for its creative approach to ensemble and improvised jazz.  Sellers has received the Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Award. 

Joey Sellers on trombone.

The band is comprised of a who’s who of Los Angeles talent, including Wayne Bergeron and Ron King on trumpets, Bruce Fowler, Charlie Morillas and George Thatcher on trombones, Kim Richmond, Jerry Pinter and Phil Feather on saxophones, and the great rhythm section comprised of Kei Akagi on piano, Trey Henry on bass, and Kendall Kay on drums.

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

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 overflow 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.

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.
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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