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CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse to Entertain This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this Saturday night? The California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Jazz Coffeehouse is performing on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. in room 127 of the Music Building, located next door to the Doré Theatre.

The CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse will feature four groups of student musicians who will perform combination of contemporary and traditional jazz. While players are mixed in four different sets, Tony Rinaldi will be a constant throughout the evening; accompanying on every song, either on bass or the piano. The multi-talented CSUB senior performed a full set at last year’s Bakersfield Jazz Festival that featured his own compositions.

Rinaldi has a Tour-De-Force showcase of works by Chick Corea and Dave Grustin. Vocalist, Janine Parham will join Rinaldi and bandmates, James Dandy and Kyle Burnham, with Tierney Sutton’s mash-up of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints” and the Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things,” adding unique vocal fireworks to the arrangements.

The CSUB Coffeehouse series consists of new compositions by CSUB students. Guests can expect to enjoy pieces from traditional jazz legends such Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Also included during the event will be works by contemporary jazz guitar contemporary jazz greats, Larry Carlton, George Benson and John Scofield.

Trumpeter, Alejandro Arvizu will close with compositions of as well as innovative contemporary jazz written by Jeff Lorber. CSUB students, Matthew Parziale and Amanda McCaslin, will provide the final solo of the evening with a two trumpet frontline playing “Water Sign.”

Tickets: General admission; $10, Senior (60+) and students; $5 and CSUB students are free.

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