College Jazz Band to Perform May 5

Featuring Jazz with a Latin flair!

APRIL 29, 2013 -- In honor of Cinco de Mayo, jazz with a Latin feel will be featured at the annual Allan Hancock College Jazz Band spring concert on Sunday, May 5.  The 7 p.m. event will be held at the Unity Chapel of Light located at 1165 Stubblefield Road in Orcutt. 

Under the direction of Chuck Osborne, the concert will feature 13 of the band’s 26 members performing improvised solos.  Selections will include a Bossa Nova, two Sambas, a Salsa Latino, a combination Latin/Swing tune and more.  The band also has planned a surprise encore selection.

Musical numbers are

  • “Max Blues,” composed, arr. by Mike Dana
  • “Love in the Redwoods,” arr. by Paul Lopez
  • “Emergency Stopping Only” by Craig Skeffington
  • “Juan of These Days” by Les Hooper
  • “Autumn Leaves,” music by Joseph Kosma, arr. by Peter Blair
  • “Oxford Street” by Bill Cunliffe
  • “Late with Kate” by Alan Baylock
  • “Bistro Latino” by Jeff Jarvis
  • “Eschew Obfuscation” by Tim Price
  • “Strong Like Bull” by Denis Diblasio
  • “Big Blueser” by Dana Legg

Osborne has been the jazz ensemble director since 2000 when he joined the college’s fine arts department.  He earned a bachelor of arts in music from San Francisco State University, and a master’s degree in education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Previously, he was the band director at Arroyo Grande and Righetti high schools.

The Allan Hancock College Jazz Band performs two major concerts each academic year, one in the fall and one in the spring.  Members include a vocalist and performers on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, drums, bass and guitar.

Admission is free; donations are accepted and are used to purchase new music and equipment for the band.

For more information about the concert, contact the fine arts department at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3252.

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Last Modified Dec 10, 2014