College to present free jazz concert
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Central music department will host a jazz concert featuring music performed by the College’s jazz ensemble and jazz combo. The free event is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Monte Blue Music Building’s Corbin Recital Hall, 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena.
A highlight of the concert will be a performance by guest musicians Bruce Dudley and his wife Sandra. Dudley formerly taught piano and jazz at San Jacinto College Central, and Sandra Dudley is an accomplished singer.
The concert is under the direction of Jeffrey Adams, who teaches jazz and woodwind studies at San Jacinto College Central. The College’s jazz groups will also perform the same concert repertoire on April 4 at Lee College in Baytown during the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Conference.
The jazz ensemble (a large group that includes saxes, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section) will perform standard jazz selections, such as Duke Ellington’s “Cotton Tail,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things,” George Gershwin’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” and Miles Davis’ “Four.” The ensemble set will include an arrangement of Santana’s “Evil Ways” for popular music fans.
The jazz combo (a small group that includes a violinist) will perform classics such as “Autumn Leaves,” “Meditation,” “Little Sunflower,” and “Work Song.” The combo set will showcase the students’ jazz improvising abilities.
For more information about the concert, please call Adams at 281-476-1501, extension 1373, or send an e-mail to Jeffrey.email@example.com.
San Jacinto College offers a wide range of music degree options and private music lessons at all three campuses. The Central campus is located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. San Jacinto College North is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in the North Channel Area. The South campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in the South Belt-Ellington Field area.
San Jacinto College serves more than 24,500 students in over 140 degrees and certificates in university transfer and technical programs. The College also serves the community through workforce training. Students come with various goals and aspirations and we are committed to their success. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150 or visit www.sanjac.edu.