Events for Jazz Studies

Jazz Forum with USC Thornton Faculty Jazz Quartet

The USC Thornton faculty quartet, comprised of Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles, Bob Mintzer, and Roy McCurdy, lead students in a jazz forum. Location: The Music Complex G128

Jazz Forum with Bennie Maupin

Iconic clarinetist Bennie Maupin leads USC Thornton students in a Jazz forum. Location: The Music Complex G128

Jazz Night featuring the 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

Students from Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works.

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra and Ricky Peterson

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra shines with special guest Ricky Peterson on organ and vocals. A longtime collaborator with artists such as Dave Sanborn and Prince, Peterson is currently touring with Fleetwood Mac.

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra headlines an evening of contemporary jazz with a tribute to Nat King Cole's to celebrate the iconic musician's 100th birthday.

Jazz Forum with Peter Erksine

Legendary drummer and USC Thornton faculty member Peter Erksine leads students in a Jazz forum. Location: The Music Complex G128

Jazz Night featuring Vocal Jazz and Studio Guitar Duos

Duos from Thornton's jazz and studio guitar programs team up to showcase contemporary jazz works.

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra and Vince Mendoza with guest vocalist Luciana Souza

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, led by music director Bob Mintzer, and guest vocalist Luciana Souza present an evening of standards and original compositions including new works for large jazz ensemble by faculty member Vince Mendoza.

Jazz Night

Students from Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works.

Jazz Night featuring ALAJE

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

Jazz Night featuring the 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.

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