Contemporary Music

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Upcoming events

  • Jazz Night: Jazz Honors Combo

    The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz.

    The Songwriter’s Theater

  • Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

    As part of an ongoing series, Jason Goldman leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in a concert of new original music by Jazz Studies alum Corbin Jones.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

    USC Thornton professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen lead a showcase of first-year Popular Music students.

    Tommy's Place (TCC)

  • Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

    Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in this showcase, focusing on stylistic nuance, groove, and ensemble technique.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Jazz Night: ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble performs Rican/Struction

    ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ray Barretto's Rican/Struction with a special performance of the classic album in its entirety.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Popular Music: Senior Showcase

    The USC Thornton Popular Music program returns to the iconic El Rey Theatre for the annual Senior Showcase. More than just a culmination of four years of hard work, the Senior Showcase is an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate these extraordinary young artists as they embark on professional music careers.

    El Rey Theatre

  • Studio Guitar Showcase

    Students from the Studio Guitar program present an evening of solo and ensemble works.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Jazz Night

    Students from USC Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works in this ongoing concert series.

    The Songwriter’s Theater

  • Electro-Acoustic Showcase

    Nina Young leads Composition students in an electro-acoustic showcase.

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • Jazz Night: Jazz Honors Combo

    The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz at Carson Center.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Jazz Night

    Students from USC Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works in this ongoing concert series.

    The Songwriter’s Theater

  • Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

    The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra pays homage to jazz musician and composer Count Basie with an evening of the legend’s arrangements, as well as some original compositions.

    Carson Center (CTV)

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