Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble performs big band music by Buddy Rich, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie
what: Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble winter concert
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709.
when: Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available
box office: 520-206-6986, www.pima.edu/cfa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tucson, Arizona—The Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble directed by Mike Kuhn, will feature big-band music from all eras of jazz. Some of the featured pieces included in the concert are "Big Swing Face" from the Buddy Rich band book and "Granada Smoothie" from the Stan Kenton book, along with, big band arrangements of "Cheesecake" by Dexter Gordon, and "Sack Of Woe" by Cannonball Adderley. The concert spotlights many instrumentalists in solo improvisation roles, and vocals by Rachel Hoblitt and Stanley Simmons. First trombonist Roger Wallace contributes several arrangements to the concert, including a take on Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca," and a vocal combo arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," also known as "Corcovado."
Wallace has had a long and varied career in music including performing or recording with such greats as Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Don Ellis, and Buddy DeFranco, to name a few. He has also arranged or transcribed music for Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Peggy Lee, Edie Adams, John Denver, Paul Williams, Jose Feliciano and many more. Wallace is retired and lives in Tucson.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus just west of downtown and I-10 on St. Mary's Rd, which turns into Anklam Rd. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to performance.