UCSB Jazz Ensemble, “Women in Jazz”

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Date & Time

Wed, Mar 01 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

1315 Music Building

Venue (website)

Lotte Lehmann Concert (UCSB)

Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm

The UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents a concert celebrating
female jazz composers, arrangers, and performers on the first day of Women’s History Month. Artists featured will include Melba Liston, Lil Hardin (Armstrong), Maria Schneider, Ayn Inserto, and Tokisho Akiyoshi. Los Angeles-based trumpet artists Barbara Laronga will join the ensemble as a featured soloist for Eliane Elias’s funky “Just Kidding”, Sherisse Rogers’ “Chacagliatu” and Harry James’ trumpet led “Struttin with some Barbecue”, originally made famous by Louis Armstrong and written by Lil Hardin. Other works to be featured are Berklee School of Music faculty Ayn Inserto’s “Blue Salt”, written for trombone quarter and rhythm section, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s blues shuffle “Tuning Up”, and Maria Schneider’s epic “Journey Home”. Come celebrate the women who made and continue to make jazz, and enjoy the talents of UCSB’s fantastic student musicians!

Barbara Laronga is a trumpet player, composer, producer, and educator who grew up in Massachusetts and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She received a Master’s Degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music in Jazz Trumpet Performance, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in Music Business. She has performed around the world in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. She has performed with music legends Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, and Mark Wahlberg and has recorded for tv, film, and video games including “The Tonight Show”, “Jeopardy”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “RVBY”, and many others. She is a composer and songwriter and teaches a plethora of college music classes and ensembles. Her self-released solo album, “Love Never Dies”, was composed in memory of those lost on September 11, 2001. She is a 20+ year member of The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and leads her own New Orleans-style band, “The Bayou Bump”. You can learn more about Barbara Laronga at www.barbaralaronga.com.

You won’t want to miss this show! Reserve your tickets now.

General ($10); Senior/Military/Non-UCSB students with ID ($7); UCSB students with ID and children under 12 (FREE)
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