Thursday, November 05, 2009

Tucson: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - Jazz Improv Combos 11/23


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:04 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - Jazz Improv Combos 11/23


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709
Mike Kuhn, music faculty
November 4, 2009

Pima Community College Music presents the PCC Jazz Improv Combos Concert

what:  Pima Community College Jazz Improv Combos Concert
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam
Road, Tucson, AZ
when: Monday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available  
information: 520-206-6986,,
Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College performing arts department is pleased to present the PCC Jazz Improv Combos in concert, under the direction of Mike Kuhn. The concert features two jazz combos with a rhythm section, several horns and vocalists playing jazz standards from swing-era to modern. The program includes “Summertime” by George Gershwin, “Little Sunflower” by Freddie Hubbard, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham and “Corcovado” by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The concert also includes “This Masquerade” as recorded by George Benson, and a Beatles tribute version of “Eleanor Rigby.” Mike Kuhn performs on tenor saxophone and Glen Gross on trumpet.
The PCC Jazz Combos are formed out of the weekly improvisation class. Besides this performance, several combos perform at a variety of additional venues. Each combo also has the opportunity to cut a demonstration CD recording of several music compositions at a professional recording studio.
In addition to instructing jazz ensemble and improvisation classes at PCC, Mike Kuhn plays the jazz saxophone with the Arizona Jazz Orchestra and performs in a variety of venues around the greater Tucson area.
The Jazz Improv Combo concert is open to the public. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts box office, located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, (just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary’s Road, which turns into Anklam Road ). Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance. For more information call 520-206-6986, e-mail <> , or go online at <> .

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Photo: PCC Jazz Improv Combos under the direction of Mike Kuhn

Carol Carder
marketing/pr director
Pima Community College
Center for the Arts
520-206-3062 <>

November Events
Bernal Gallery: Waking Dreams – 10/26-12/4
PCC Theatre: See How They Run – 11/4-15
PCC Music: Opera/Musical Theatre Scenes – 11/20-21
PCC Music: Jazz Improv Combos – 11/23


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