Events for Contemporary Music

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.

Jazz Night: USC 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 Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra performs music from “West Side Story”

Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, arranged by students, alumni, and faculty.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

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

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

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

Jazz Night: 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 Duos: Voice & Guitar

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

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.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra & Peter Erskine

Bob Mintzer leads the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra in an evening of standards and original compositions featuring acclaimed faculty drummer Peter Erskine, Director of Drumset Studies at Thornton.

Popular Music Strings Ensemble

Robbie Anderson leads the Popular Music Strings ensemble in an evening showcase at the new Songwriter's Theater.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

Kick off the holiday season, as Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of holiday classics arranged by students, alumni, and faculty.

Midori Goto: Examining the Many Facets of a Job Interview

Violinist Midori Goto, who was recently named a Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC, will explore the process of landing a job as a young musician.

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