Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Tony Inzalaco Quintet at Saddleback College

 Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  -- Jazz Studies at Saddleback College is scheduled to present the Tony Inzalaco Quintet on Tuesday, April 30th at 7 pm in the McKinney Theatre.

According to Skoot Larson’s in Real Life Real Live:  The Tony Inzalco Quintet, “ Drummer and composer Tony Inzalaco is one of the most unique and competent jazzmen on the scene today. Tony is a purist, as well as a perfectionist, and it shows in his writing and in his choice of sidemen to perform his music.
Tony has performed at many of the major jazz festivals including Ohio State Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Molda Jazz Festival, Helsinki Jazz Festival, Peruggia Jazz Festival, and Montreaux Jazz Festival

Inzalaco studied at the Manhattan School of Music and played with many musicians including Billy Taylor, Johnn Smith, Buddy Rich, Vinnie Burke, Maynard Ferguson, Jim Hall, Chris Connor, Ben Webster, Other musicians include: Nolan Shaheed on trumpet, Benn Clatworthy on tenor sax, Vickie von Eps on piano and Richard Reid on bass.

Tickets are $10 general and $7 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656, Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 pm 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.  Parking is available in Lot 12.  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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