ECC Music Ensembles to Bring Exciting Concerts to Marsee Auditorium
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ECC Music Ensembles to Bring Exciting Concerts to Marsee Auditorium

Several El Camino College music ensembles will present concerts this month in Marsee Auditorium as part of the ECC Center for the Arts’ 50th anniversary season.

The El Camino College Concert Band is set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Featuring a variety of musicians – from high school students to retirees – the ECC Concert Band performs the finest traditional and contemporary wind-band literature. The program will include Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide Suite,” Bruce Broughton’s “Silverado,” and Sammy Nestico’s “Salute to American Jazz,” among other selections. The event is directed by ECC faculty member Dane Teter, director of instrumental music.

The ECC Concert Jazz Band will present “Las Cucarachas Entran…” at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in Marsee Auditorium. In this concert, El Camino College’s premier big band will present a special program of inventive big-band music by John Beasley, Thad Jones, Jim McNeely and more! Directing the concert is ECC faculty member Alan Chan, a critically acclaimed jazz artist who has lived and toured in the United States, Asia and Europe.

The ECC Studio Jazz Band will deliver “The Best of the Blue Note Era,” performing dynamic arrangements of hard-bop classics from the iconic Blue Note record label at 8 p.m. Nov 30. Featuring favorites by Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Art Blakey and other masters from the Blue Note era, this concert will bring the best in jazz tunes. Directed by David Sills, the Studio Jazz Big Band is a dynamic ensemble dedicated to the performance and preservation of classic, straight-ahead jazz big-band music.

Tickets for all Center for the Arts performances may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.

November 5, 2018