Glendale CC Big Bands perform classic compositions in concert

Glendale Community College Big Band performs various classic compositions during a performance on Monday, Mar. 4 at Glendale Community College in Glendale. [Jacob Stanek/Independent Newsmedia]

The Glendale Community College Big Band performs various classic compositions during a free performance on Monday, Mar. 4 at Glendale Community College in Glendale.

The concert took place in GCC’s Performing Arts Center, ­6000 W. Olive Ave. Performances were directed by GCC’s Performing Arts Program Director Dave Schmidt, who teaches Jazz Studies and Studio Music Recording.

GCC’s Jazz Big Bands is an award-winning, 17-piece jazz ensemble with traditional big band instrumentation. They play a variety of selections from standard classics to modern writers. In addition to many performances in the community, the GCC Big Bands have had the honor of finishing first at the nationally recognized Fullerton Jazz Festival in California.

Glendale Community College Big Band performs various classic compositions during a performance on Monday, Mar. 4 at Glendale Community College in Glendale. [Jacob Stanek/Independent Newsmedia]


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