Events for Jazz Studies

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.

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.

Jazz Night: CreSCendo & ALAJE

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble, teams with the CreSCendo vocal jazz ensemble for an unforgettable evening of standards and contemporary jazz.

Jazz Reach Concert

Young student jazz ensembles from the Los Angeles community perform as part of the USC Thornton Community Engagement Programs, funded in part by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Reception at 6PM, followed by the concert at 7PM.