Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Saddleback's Big Band Swing Thing is Back!

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Rancho Santa Margarita, – Jazz Studies at Saddleback College is bringing back the Big Band Swing Thing to Saddleback College on Friday, March 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the McKinney Theatre. 

This popular event is for all who love to dance and listen to swing music. Joey Sellers and Saddleback’s own Big Band will raise the roof once again along with talented vocalists who will croon classic songs of the 1940s and 50s.

The price is $20 per person or 2 for $35. Proceeds benefit the Saddleback College Jazz Studies Program. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4:00 p.m., Tues-Fri) or 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 Syllabus,Jazz 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, Eastman School of Music, Berkeley School of Music, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, The New School for Social Research in New York, 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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