Events for Jazz Studies

USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra: Kind of Blue

Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in a program of original arrangements from the biggest jazz album of all-time, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Considered by most critics to be the greatest jazz recording, the album is comprised of five iconic pieces: So What, Freddy Freeloader, Blue in Green, All Blues, and Flamenco Sketches.

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

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 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.

Studio/Jazz Guitar Ensemble Showcase

Thornton's Studio/Jazz Guitar program presents its guitar ensembles in an annual showcase.

Jazz Night featuring the 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 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.

Jazz Night featuring CreSCendo

The CreSCendo Vocal Jazz Ensemble, led by Sara Gazarek, headlines this ongoing series of contemporary jazz.

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