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CSUB Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Singers present: Spring Fling!

jazz festivalOn Saturday, June 4, 2011 the CSUB Jazz Ensemble and CSUB Jazz Singers will present the final jazz concert of the academic year. The concert - Spring Fling! - will feature some of the best soloists the CSU Bakersfield Music Department has to offer. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Doré Theatre on the CSU Bakersfield campus. Tickets will be available 45-minutes before showtime at the door. General Admission tickets cost $10, Senior tickets are $6, Students, faculty, staff and alumni get into the event for $4 and current CSUB students get in FREE with their Runner ID.

The CSUB Jazz Singers, under the direction of Peggy Sears, will feature arrangements by Darmon Meader - from New York Voices. The astounding Meader arrangement of the Ellington classic, "Cottontail" is but one highlight of the planned concert. Vocalist Michael Redd will play the part of saxophonist Ben Webster from the original recording. Other tunes include: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Oh, Lady Be Good", "Black Bird" and others. Many CSUB vocal students will be featured throughout the night, including: Anna Baker, Elizabeth Provencio, Robert Hamilton and others.

The CSUB Jazz Ensemble, led by interim director Jim Scully, will perform music by Gordon Goodwin, Thelonious Monk, Frank Mantooth and others. Many fine student soloists will be featured, including Mark Manda, Chris Nguyen, Mat Willis, Brent Williams, Todd Holliday and others.

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