Events for Contemporary Music

Jazz Night featuring the Thornton Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, led by music director Bob Mintzer, presents an evening of standards and original compositions as part of an ongoing series of contemporary jazz.

Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, presents an evening of standards and original compositions.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Led by professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen, first-year Popular Music program students explore the foundations of their craft.

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in an evening showcase.

Jazz Duos: Voice & Guitar

Students from the USC Thornton Vocal Jazz and Studio/Jazz Guitar departments present a showcase of duo performances featuring singers and guitarists.

Jazz Night featuring ALAJE

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.

Jazz Night featuring the Concert Jazz Orchestra

Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in their popular Video Game Concert, featuring original musical arrangements from some of the most well-known and loved video games.

USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating Ella

Bob Mintzer leads the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra in a celebration honoring Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday.

Jazz Night featuring the Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, presents an evening of standards and original compositions.

New Jazz Showcase

The Division of Contemporary Music presents an evening showcasing the new jazz sound evolving at USC Thornton, featuring original tunes written, arranged, and performed by students.

ALAJE: the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble

Led by Aaron Serfaty, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble (ALAJE) presents an evening of jazz standards reinvented with a focus on the rhythmic traditions of Brazil and Cuba.

Jazz Night featuring Non-Major Combos

Students enrolled in Thornton's elective courses or earning Minors in Jazz Studies present an evening of contemporary jazz as part of an ongoing series.

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