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CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse Concert 11/7/09

The award winning CSU Bakersfield Jazz program will present a Jazz Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 PM. This event will be held in the MUSIC BUILDING, ROOM 127. Tickets can be obtained at the door on the night of the event for $10 for general admission tickets and $6 for student and senior tickets (seniors are 60+). The concert will feature current and former students from the CSUB Department of Music playing traditional jazz standards and original compositions in intimate small jazz combos.

The CSUB Department of Music is excited to feature The CSUB Jazz Singers at this concert. CSUB faculty member Peggy Sears directs this ensemble, which features vocalists from the CSUB Music Department. They will tackle, Taking a Chance on Love, arranged by Darmon Meader, Everybody Nees Somebody and Blame it on My Youth. Students being featured are: Almalinda Duran, Katherine Kiouses, Anna Baker, David Baron Stevens, Daniel Musquez, Kevin Calvin and Robert Hamilton.

The C n’ M Quintet will present a rousing sent of standards featuring Chris Nguyen (tenor sax) and Merritt Holloway (piano) as co-leaders. The group will perform Birdland, Wives and Lovers, Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, The Jody Grind and other tunes. Nguyen is a first year music major with a stunning command on the tenor sax. Everyone in Bakersfield should hear this new, young talent as he rockets into the CSUB Music Department. Holloway is a pianist of great gifts and we are happy to have him at CSUB; he is lending his great talent and experience to our small jazz groups this year. Joining these fine musicians are Michael Dandy (guitar), Nathan Yeasley (drums) and Jim Scully (electric bass).

The group M&M’s Revenge will present a set of original compositions by Nathan Yeasley (drums) and faculty member, Jim Scully. The quintet features a front-line of CSUB music students Mark Manda (trumpet) and Mat Willis (alto sax) and a rhythm section that includes Devery Sturges (guitar), Whitney Herbst (double-bass) in addition to Yeasley. Deja-Blue is a Yeasley composition that explores a 12/8 modal Afro-Cuban groove. Scully contributed two compositions to the set, Modes of Transport and D’s Changes. Both received their premier this August by the Jim Scully Group, and these students will tackle these two contrasting compositions. The group will be also be playing a tune composed by Chick Corea, Windows.

The Wednesday @ 2 PM Group will feature a set of hip standards including, I Could Write a Book, My Romance and the Pat Metheny tune, Midwestern Nights Dream. This group is comprised of the 2008-09 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music Daniel Musquez (trumpet) and current CSUB music majors Cameron Poehner (drums), Paula Shankle (guitar), Loren Hall (piano) and Whitney Herbst (double bass).

The Jazz Coffeehouse Concert Series is a five-concert series where CSUB students and community members perform live jazz in all of its many guises. The CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse Concert Series is produced and directed by Jim Scully, guitarist, composer and member of the CSUB Music Faculty.

Mr. Scully is the director of the small jazz ensembles at CSUB as well as a lecturer in Music Theory, Theory Skills, Jazz Appreciation, Music Technology and Chamber Music. On any given night at a CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse Concert the listener could be treated to 1950’s Hard-Bop, 1970’s Fusion, 1980’s Post-Bop and the 1990’s New Creative Music. Whatever the style, you are sure to enjoy the fine student musicians on display at all of our events. Contact Mr. Scully (661.654.2511 or jscully@csub.edu) for more information.

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661.654.2511 or 661.330.9304

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