Friday, April 18, 2014

Joon Lee Trio at Saddleback College as part of Jazz Guest Artists Series

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA—As part its Jazz Guest Artists Series, the Jazz Studies at Saddleback College will present the Joon Lee Trio on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. Joon Lee is beyond a vocalist. Drawing inspiration from improvisatory vocalists such as Bobby McFerrin, Andy Bey, and Rhiannon, Joon not only embraces the lyric in a sublime way, but also composes lines and creates moments akin to any great instrumentalist. This night he’ll perform with Putter Smith and Joey Sellers.

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 of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally-recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and ArrangingJazz History SyllabusJazz History AudioJazz 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, New School for Social Research in New York, 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 and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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