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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents the CCM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor Scott Belck.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents the CCM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Professor Scott Belck.

2014-15 Jazz Season

FALL SEMESTER

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
• Jazz Series •
BURNING FOR BUDDY! – A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY DRUMMER BUDDY RICH
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Join us for an exciting night of high-energy and swinging big band classics from the library of Buddy Rich’s All Star band. In the words of this American icon, “Don’t think it’s not possible. It’s very possible!”

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC student, UC students FREE.

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7
• Faculty Artist Series •
THE BIRTH OF THE COOL
Faculty Jazztet
Featuring James Bunte, Rick VanMatre and Craig Bailey, saxophone; Scott Belck and Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Tim Northcut, tuba; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums

Join the CCM Faculty Jazztet for a concert featuring the timeless music from the classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans sessions “The Birth of the Cool,” as well as other cool era giants like Gerry Mulligan and Lennie Tristano.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE

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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
• Jazz Series •
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG – THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original, jazz legend and iconoclast. Mingus’ music always deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and swing, yet always challenging convention and questioning authority.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
• Jazz Series •
Hi-Fi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO!
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen, drums

Experience the power and majesty of the great Stan Kenton, whose band represented the heights of orchestral jazz concert music and swinging dance music. Legendary Kenton drummer John Von Ohlen joins the band!

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
• Jazz Series •
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Swing into the season with CCM Jazz Ensembles’ tribute to the holidays, with a special appearance by the Grinch!

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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SPRING SEMESTER

7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25
• Jazz Series •
CCM JAZZ: COMPOSERS CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors

Featuring adventurous works from some of today’s most exciting and interesting composers, including Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Ellen Rowe and Jim McNeely as well as compositions from CCM Jazz students, faculty and alumni.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10
• Faculty Artist Series •
Faculty Jazztet
Featuring James Bunte and Rick VanMatre, saxophone; Scott Belck, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Tim Northcut, tuba; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums

Location: Robert J. Werner Recital Hall
Admission:
FREE

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7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15
• Jazz Series •
JAZZ+GENIUS+SOUL = THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
Featuring guest artist Billy Osborne, vocals

Ray Charles re-defined the sound of the big band with his classic blend of soul, jazz, gospel and swing. New CCM jazz professor Craig Bailey, a Ray Charles alumnus and former lead alto saxophonist who spent nearly 20 years with the band, takes us back to the days of the great Ray Charles Orchestra by welcoming vocalist Billy Osborne to join the CCM Jazz Ensembles.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17
• Faculty Artist Series •
The Original Phil DeGreg and Friends

CCM celebrates the career of Professor of Jazz Studies Phil DeGreg with a concert of music composed by the faculty artist! DeGreg will be joined by guest artists Rick VanMatre, Rusty Burge, Kim Pensyl, Scott Belck, Marc Fields, Craig Bailey and more for this very special event.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission:
FREE

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7 p.m. Sunday, March 8
• Jazz Series •
MODERN MASTERS: THE MUSIC OF ELLINGTON AND STRAYHORN
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, conductors
Featuring guest artist Todd Stoll, conductor and lecturer

Considered by many as the greatest American composer of all time, Duke Ellington embodied the elegance, dignity and sophistication of a classic era while his band personified the joy and exuberance of swing. Come celebrate Ellington’s music with CCM Jazz.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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4 p.m. Sunday, March 29
PRISM XVIII
CCM Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles and Special Guests
Glenn D. Price, music director

CCM proudly presents 60 minutes of crowd-pleasing, non-stop excitement by diverse performers throughout Corbett Auditorium. An annual favorite, the PRISM concert is perfect entertainment for the entire family!

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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7 p.m. Sunday, April 12
• Jazz and Orchestra Series •
RIVER RUNS
– A CONCERTO FOR JAZZ GUITAR, SAXOPHONE AND ORCHESTRA BY CHUCK OWEN
CCM Concert Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Mark Gibson and Scott Belck, conductors
Featuring faculty emeritus artist Rick VanMatre, saxophone

Our annual collaborative concert where Jazz and Orchestra meet. This year’s concert features a stunning five-movement work that Rufus Reid, acclaimed bassist and educator, describes as, “a tour de force of contemporary orchestral competition.” Nominated for two Grammy awards, this beautiful work will take your breath away.

Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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3 p.m. Sunday, April 19
DAVE BRUBECK’S THE GATES OF JUSTICE
CCM Chorale and Brass Choir
Featuring the Phil DeGreg Trio and guest choir The Martin Luther King Chorale
Brett Scott, conductor

Originally premiered in 1969 for the dedication of Cincinnati's Rockdale Temple, Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice was a co-commission by CCM and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, with a premiere conducted by Erich Kunzel. The text is drawn from the Hebrew Bible, speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Negro Spirituals, the writings of Hillel and lyrics by the composer's wife, Iola Brubeck.

Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 1600 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH
Tickets:
$12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.

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SPONSORS

CCM recognizes and thanks the following corporations, foundations and individuals for their generous support of $10,000 and above:

The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Supporter

All-Steinway School Sponsor

ArtsWave
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
The Louise Taft Semple Foundation

Community Partners

Macy’s
Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Rosenthal
Opera Department Sponsor

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists Sponsor

The Corbett Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mr. & Mrs. J. David Rosenberg

Ariel Quartet Sponsors

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