The jazz program at MiraCosta College will host more than 40
performing groups from schools and professional groups around the United States
and Canada as part of the 12th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival, to be held at
the college's Oceanside Campus, located at 1 Barnard Drive. Jazz choirs will
perform during the day on April 13 and 14, and jazz bands will perform during
the day on May 5. Daytime school performances, clinics and master classes are
open to the public and free of charge. Each day will culminate in an evening
performance featuring MiraCosta College jazz ensembles performing with
prominent guest artists.
Vocal Jazz Festival Concerts:
The Frost Extensions: Friday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the
MiraCosta College Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside.
Daytime performances and clinics have open seating and are free of charge.
The Frost Extensions is a multiple DownBeat award-winning small
jazz vocal ensemble consisting of six vocalists and full rhythm section from
the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Directed by Dr. Kate Reid, this
elite jazz vocal ensemble performs classic jazz vocal literature to
contemporary material by a wide variety of vocal arrangers and has appeared
alongside many artists including Becca Stevens, Gretchen Parlato, Kurt Elling,
M-Pact and Cyrille Aimee. Extensions has been featured in major venues
throughout south Florida and at regional and national American Choral Directors
Association symposiums and Jazz Educators Network conferences and received top
honors at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in 2015.
New York Voices: Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at
7:30 p.m. in the MiraCosta College Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, 1 Barnard Drive,
Oceanside. Tickets: $25; students and seniors, $20. Evening performances for
New York Voices are now sold out.
New York Voices recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary and show
no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined
their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit
voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their
chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to
setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. The art of
survival as a group in the music business is as much testimony of their success
as their vocal finesse’. They are first call from great arrangers and
conductors like Bob Mintzer, Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and
Rob Fisher, who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want
something out of the ordinary when developing new projects. Like the great jazz
vocal groups that have come before—Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers
Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer—they are firmly a part of that legacy and
are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come.
Instrumental Jazz Festival Concert:
Wayne Bergeron: Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. in the MiraCosta
College Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. Tickets:
$25; students and seniors, $20.
Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most
sought-after trumpet players in the world. As a sideman, Bergeron’s list of
recording credits reads like a who’s who in contemporary jazz and pop, running
the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles and Barbra Streisand to Green Day and The
Dirty Loops. His session work includes over 350 TV and motion picture
soundtracks and Bergeron can be heard as a featured soloist on films such as
Minions, Jersey Boys, The Incredibles, Rocky Balboa, The Green Hornet,
Despicable Me 2, Leather Heads, The Perfect Game, and numerous TV shows. Free
Q&A in the afternoon.
Tickets are available online at
www.miracosta.edu/buytix or call the Box Office at 760.795.6815.