The Music Department Presents: Jazz Night

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Efrain Aguirre

Jazz students, Reese Huskey and Tony Franchino practicing before their performance.

Efrain Aguirre, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jazz is a free art where you artists can really express themselves and communicate their own sounds.

This Friday night, February 28th, The College of The Sequoias Music Department will be hosting Jazz Night. Jazz Night will be featuring performances from The COS Jazz Ensemble, COS Student Soloist and Ennis Harris, a former COS Student. It will take place in Sierra 1817. Doors open at 7:15 and the event starts at 7:30.

“It’s going to be a great evening of jazz, we have very talented students,” says Michael Tackket, Instrumental Music Professor and conductor of the COS Jazz Ensemble.

“Jazz is one of the longest-lasting music styles and I appreciate the style of jazz itself,” says Aaron Martinez, who plays Bass Trombone. “I like Jazz Band because you get the freedom to play what you want. You can express yourself freely as opposed to other forms of music” says Chris Davison, a saxophone player.

Tickets are $20 which not only includes entry but also desserts and beverages. The nights’ selection includes pieces such as “You Don’t Say” by Lennie Niehaus, “Skylark” by Hoagy Carmichael, and “Buy it and Fry It” by Dennis DiBlasio. So if you’re free this Friday night please come out and support our local musicians for a night of Jazz.