Discover Art Costa’s ‘Sounds Deep’ at BMAC, showcasing mystical deep-sea creatures in art. Join the talk on Dec. 14 for an immersive experience.
In-person tickets: https://bit.ly/3QTjxmM
Livestream donations: https://bit.ly/45GBzNk
All proceeds benefit the VJC Scholarship Fund.
“Cole…displays an exuberant personality, outstanding diction, flawless pitch, and inspired scat technique, all qualities that should place her in the highest echelon of contemporary jazz singers…” -Jazz History Online
he VJC Big Band was originally a collaborative project initiated by Fox and Howard Brofsky (a.k.a Dr. Bebop), the VJC’s mentor and former board president who sadly passed away in 2013. Each year the VJC Big Band performs a dance concert on the first Friday of December that features a special guest artist. Past headliners have included Evan Arntzen, Amanda Carr, Houston Person, Dave Stryker, Samirah Evans, Rich Greenblatt, Mark Anagnostopulos, Rebecca Holtz, Kevin Mahogany, Miles Griffith, Peter Eldridge, Wanda Houston and timbalero Eguie Castrillo.
In the last few years, members of the VJC Big band have included trumpeters Don Anderson, Rick Anderson, Haneef Nelson and Rob Freeberg; woodwind players Michael Zsoldos, Sherm Fox, Matt Steckler, Carl Clements, Bob Stabach, and Donna Morse; trombonists John Wheeler, Bob Thies, Amaranth Cole, Dave Sporny and Tim Atherton; and rhythm section members Eugene Uman (piano), Wes Brown (bass), and Steve Rice (drums)