Music Department Hosts U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

Music Department Hosts U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors
The Music department starts the fall quarter with a performance by the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The Music department will kick off the fall quarter with a performance by the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors. The Army?s 20-member touring orchestra will offer a free master class on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. and a free concert at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Reservations are suggested.

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors have performed jazz, big band, pop, and rock around the world for more than 30 years and for audiences in all 50 states.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group?s creative talent and gifted soloists. Through these concerts, the group supports diplomatic efforts worldwide.

The Music department will host more than 15 musical performances this fall. The on-campus concerts feature students, faculty, staff and guest artists and draw from a wide range of musical genres.

Performances are in the university?s Music Recital Hall, and tickets cost $7 unless otherwise noted. For more information about music events, call Teresa Kelly at (909) 869-3554. To reserve seats online, visit

The following is a list of fall quarter performances:

  • Oct. 23 ? Professor Susan Burns will direct the free music hour fall showcase at noon.
  • Oct. 24 ? The Music department faculty will present their eighth annual Faculty Jamboree titled ?A Day in the Life? at 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 29 ? Music faculty members Matthew Elgart and Peter Yates will perform as a guitar duo at 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 ? Cal Poly Pomona?s David Cahueque and Janet Noll will perform ?Music for the Soul? at 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 6 ? A free noon hour concert directed by professor David Grasmick and featuring digital music will be in the Technopolis Courtyard.
  • Nov. 7 ? Music professor Phillip Clarke will direct a piano student benefit concert at 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 20 ? The Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble will give a free noon hour concert. Faculty member Gustavo Gil will direct.
  • Nov. 20 ? Professor David Grasmick will direct a digital music concert at 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 25 ? The Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Band will perform a free noon hour concert. Professor David Kopplin will direct.
  • Dec. 2 ? Cal Poly Pomona?s Bill Schlitt will direct the Kellogg Percussion Ensemble during a free noon hour concert in the University Theatre Breezeway.
  • Dec. 3 ? The Cal Poly Pomona Concert Band will be in concert and directed by faculty member Buddy Clements at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 ? Professor Iris Levine will direct ?Joy, Joy, Joy,? a concert by the University Concert Choir & Kellogg Chamber Singers, at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 5 ? Professor Peter Yates will direct the Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble in ?Tempos & Techniques? at 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 ? The Cal Poly Pomona Gospel Choir will perform ?Gospel Jubilation? at 7:30 p.m. The university?s Bobby Laird will direct.