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40th Annual Jazz Jam to feature Composer/Saxophonist Aaron Lington with the CSUB Jazz Ensemble

The Music Program at CSU Bakersfield is pleased to present the 40th Annual Jazz Jam on Friday, March 4, 2016. The concert will feature the music of Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Dr. Aaron Lington, Director of the CSU San Jose Jazz Program. Dr. Lington will perform with the CSUB Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jim Scully for a night of large ensemble jazz music. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on March 4, 2016, in the Doré Theatre on the campus of CSUB.

Dr. Lington is a versatile musician with experience as a composer, arranger, performer and educator. Jim Scully, Director of the CSUB Jazz Ensemble is excited to present his music and share these great tunes with his students and our jazz-loving community. “This music is a lot of fun. It swings and leaves lots of room for improvisation.”

This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students and community to be immersed in the music of a transformative artist.  Additionally, the rehearsals with the guest artist give our music students a keen insight into the work, process, and musicianship of our guest artist. Past Jazz Jam guest artists include: Randy Brecker, Bob Florence, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Terry Gibbs, Sammy Nestico, and others.

Tickets are available online via Brown Paper Tickets ( and at the door the night of the concert. Tickets cost $10/general; $8/seniors; $5/students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  Children 12 and under are FREE. 

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