Events for Jazz Studies

Jazz Night: ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton jazz ensembles. ALAJE plays the great Afro Cuban influenced Latin music from 1970’s New York salsa scene and 1980’s Latin jazz.

SH[eye]N in concert

USC Thornton faculty member Bill Biersach performs on Chapman Railboard Stick with electronic percussionist Ralph Loynachan in the duo, SH[eye]N, featuring their challenging opus, "Fractures." The Chapman Railboard Stick is an all-metal fretboard which incorporates two tuning systems over ten strings, and from which Biersach controls natural and synthesized sounds via a computerized routing matrix. Together with Loynachan, SH[eye]N, has released nine albums and received three Global Music Awards. They will premiere “Fractures," via a custom-designed hexaphonic sound system. "Music—the shaman's rattle that both scares the ghosts away, and stirs them up. SH[eye]N's music stirs them up." – John Somers Blackman

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra and Knower

Bob Mintzer leads the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra in a concert with special guests Knower, featuring Genevieve Artadi and Jazz Studies alum Louis Cole. Frequent collaborators, they'll revisit material they presented last summer at JazzFest Bonn with the WDR Big Band.

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.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

As part of an ongoing series, Jason Goldman leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in a concert of new original music by Jazz Studies alum Corbin Jones.

Jazz Night: ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble

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

Jazz Night

Students from USC Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works in this ongoing concert series.

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

Students from USC Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works in this ongoing concert series.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra pays homage to jazz musician and composer Count Basie with an evening of the legend’s arrangements, as well as some original compositions.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

Jason Goldman leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in the annual Video Game Music concert, featuring arrangements of well-known video game music arranged by USC Thornton students and alumni.

Jazz Night

Students from USC Thornton's jazz programs showcase contemporary jazz works in this ongoing concert series.

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