College Hosts Two Free Jazz Concerts in May/June

Spring is here and so is Swing, which means it’s time to mark your calendars for two more great jazz concerts coming your way May 28 and June 4 at Peninsula College.

The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble is offering two free concerts, providing jazz fans with the opportunity to catch both a noontime and evening performance, doubling their listening pleasure.

Jazz in the PUB will be held on Tuesday, May 28, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Pirate Union Building.

The ensemble’s spring concert will be on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 pm in Maier Performance Hall. This concert is part of the Annual PC Student Arts Week.

The ensemble is directed by PC music director Dr. David P. Jones.

Featured music will include repertoire from the big bands of Tommy Dorsey (“I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”), Count Basie (“Deedles”), Maynard Ferguson (“A Foggy Day”), Charles Mingus (“Goodbye, Porkpie Hat” & “Better Get Hit in Your Soul”) and John LaBarbera (“Message from Art”). 

The band also will be playing some standards associated with Nat King Cole and the Mills Brothers and modern classics by Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, Bud Powell, Freddie Hubbard and Daniel Barry.

This quarter’s concerts feature the vocal talents of Robbin Eaves and Teresa Pierce.

Band members include Teresa Pierce, Bob Bailey, Kevin MacCartney, Richard Thorson, Jared Herr, Brittany Brabant, Elaine Gardner-Morales, J. Foster, Mike Kochanek, Mike Mills, and Tor Brandes, all of Port Angeles; Ben Parris, Bob Hagan, Sanford Feibus and Duncan Skinner of Sequim; John Adams of Port Townsend; and Robbin Eaves of Joyce.