Riverside City College jazz bands play downtown – Press Enterprise

They cheered up the crowd Thursday night May 12 at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall.

  • A member of Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 plays trombone at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil Concert Hall for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Director James Rocillo addresses the crowd before a performance...

    Director James Rocillo addresses the crowd before a performance by Riverside City College’s No. 1 Jazz Lab Band at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil Concert Hall for the Arts Downtown Concert Hall from Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. ( Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • James Rocillo points to a guitarist as he conducts a...

    James Rocillo points to a guitarist as he leads a performance by Riverside City College’s No. 1 Jazz Lab Band at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, the 12 May 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Members of Riverside City College's Jazz Lab Band No. 1...

    Members of Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 perform at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Member of Jazz Lab Band No.... of Riverside City College.

    A member of Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 plays vibraphone at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil Concert Hall for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • James Rocillo leads the Jazz Lab Band No... at Riverside City College.

    James Rocillo leads Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 during a performance at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • A guest records Jazz Lab Band No.... from Riverside City College.

    A guest records Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 as they perform at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. ( Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Members of Riverside City College's Jazz Lab Band No. 1...

    Members of Riverside City College’s Jazz Lab Band No. 1 perform at the Henry W. Coil Sr. and Alice Edna Coil School for the Arts Concert Hall in downtown Riverside on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

Three bands from Riverside City College’s nationally renowned jazz program performed in downtown Riverside. They included the Tuesday Evening Jazz Ensemble led by Brian McNair, the Jazz Lab Band No. 1 led by James Rocillo, and the Thursday Evening Jazz Ensemble led by Steven Ragsdale.

The concert was part of a two-day program featuring six bands which continues on Friday May 13, RCC spokeswoman Peggy Lomas said.

Friday’s program includes:

  • Jazz Lab Band No. 2, led by Brian Mantz.
  • RCC Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Charlie Richard.
  • Monday Evening Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Mayes and Charlie Richard.

The second concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.

The concert hall will welcome two renowned musicians on Sunday, May 22.

Los Angeles Philharmonic principal trumpet Tom Hooten will give a recital at 11 a.m. that day, followed by a 4 p.m. performance by the RCC Concert Band and Wind Ensemble that will feature saxophone virtuoso Harvey Pittel, a statement said. Press.

Tickets are available at rccboxoffice.com/rccmusic/

Ada J. Kenney