The Caltech Jazz Band Presents the "New Music & Emerging Artist" Jazz Guest Artist Concert

On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8pm in Beckman Auditorium

Published : Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | 11:18 AM

The Caltech Jazz Band, under the direction of Barb Catlin, presents the “New Music & Emerging Artist” Jazz Guest Artist Concert. This event will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm in Beckman Auditorium, featuring the Caltech Jazz Band. Featured guest artists will be Joey Sellers, Alex Hahn, Richard Giddens, Teryn Re, Adam Hersh, Iban Lee and Caltech’s visual artist, Jim Barry. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission, and can be purchased by calling the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652.

This year’s annual Caltech Jazz Guest Artist concert will feature the Caltech Jazz Band with a unique consortium of emerging artists and composers. Composer/trombonist/educator Joey Sellers has received the Gil Evans Fellowship In Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Award. His creative work has led to commissions for Doc Severinsen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many others. The New York Times says,”Sellers is one of few composers whose ideas actually press into new shapes; it’s not just a half dozen soloists coloring a big band core.”— Ben Ratliff

Emerging artists featured will include Los Angeles alto saxophonist & 6-timeDownbeat Magazine Award Winner, Alex Hahn; bassist and Director of Jazz at Fresno State University, Richard Lloyd Giddens Jr.; Los Angeles vocalist/composer Teryn Ré; L.A. pianist extraordinaire, Adam Hersh; and the young L.A. tenor saxophonist, Iban Lee.

The program will include compositions by Sellers and Hahn, as well as music by John Daversa, John Hollenbeck, Jim McNeeley, and Mike Conrad. A multi-media presentation will include poetry by Kenneth Patchen with live virtual reality artwork by Caltech’s own Visual Arts Director, Jim Barry.





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