The Fullerton College Jazz Band is an advanced band class with an award-winning ensemble of musicians and singers. Since the beginning of February this year, the group began to perform in front of the public for this semester. The band played a variety of jazz, such as fusion music and standard big band swing jazz. This is the first time the jazz group has performed on stage in two years. It is an event for all ages.
“Being able to improvise with ideas on site, but also improvise and collaborate with people on site too. I love the free nature of jazz,” said Jazz Band student Lila Zook.
The group is looking forward to making music and singing together. They are also looking forward to their last performance together as a group. It’s fun not only for the audience, but also for the musicians and singers performing on stage. The group they have this semester had strong chemistry, according to Judy Davila, the group’s manager.
“We all got along pretty well, so…it’s kind of sad for me because this is my last semester here,” Davila said.
Jazz music gives the human ear the sound of excitement and a sense of heightened energy from the instruments being played. Vocals give jazz an extra dimension of complexity. Jazz can be described as the representation of freedom of expression in music.
“I like the way the melodies were written. Many of the songs are part of the great American songbook for vocal jazzmen,” Davila said.
Expect to see some great performances and unique sounds for the audience tonight at 7:30 p.m. This is a one night only event.