Friday, April 08, 2016

The Saddleback College’s Big Band Perform Students’ Compositions

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  -- The Saddleback Big Band hits the McKinney Theatre stage with an eclectic program of student compositions and world premieres on Friday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m.

The Saddleback Big Band is a standard size big band that explores wide stylistic territory. From the great Swing Era music of Earl Fatha Hines, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson through the exotic voyages of Sun Ra, the rich textures of Gil Evans to music penned moments prior to performance, this engaging ensemble always thrills.  Most concerts feature a world premier combined with music of swinging historical importance. Guest artists have included Bill Holman, Ron Stout, James Moody, Jerry Pinter, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, and Roberta Piket among others.

Though the Big Band enjoys playing at its home in the beautiful McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College, they are also frequently the featured ensemble at jazz festivals and jazz venues throughout the Southland.

Tickets are $10 general and $7 students/seniors (presale only).  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656, Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 pm 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.  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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