Friday, October 28, 2011

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts presents Jazz Improv Combos 11/21


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 2:11 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts: PCC Music presents Jazz Improv Combos 11/21


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
Mike Kuhn, music faculty
October 28, 2011
Pima Community College Jazz Improv Combos in 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 21, 2011, 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 combo groups; each with a rhythm section, several horns and a vocalist. Each group plays its own set of repertoire, drawn largely from the jazz masters and standards.
Program selections include Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Girl From Ipanema,” and the standards “Mack the Knife” and “At Last.” Vocals are featured in “You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You.” Instrumentals featured are “Oleo,” “Anthropology,” “Blue Monk,” “Billie's Bounce,” along with Django Reinhardt's original “Django's Castle” and Paul Desmond's sequel to “Take Five” send off— “Take Ten.”

The PCC Jazz Improv 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, Kuhn plays the jazz saxophone 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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