Dan Davey, jazz director for Mt. Hood, plans to bring a show to MHCC this winter.
Last term proved very successful for the school’s Jazz Ensemble and it only has room to get better, Davey said. He said he plans for this year to “yield more growth and successful exploration of the jazz idiom” and that it is his job as the instructor to always challenge students to “take educational ‘risks’ that allow them to grow and develop new skill-sets.”
This term’s performance will feature MHCC’s Jazz Combos, along with the Jazz Ensemble working with a special guest from the University of Oregon.
The Ensemble is mainly made up of “big band instrumentation” but Davey welcomes all types of players into the Jazz Combos. Anyone looking to explore the style of jazz is welcome to join the Jazz Ensembles, he said.
The winter performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in the Visual Arts Theatre. The show is open to the public.
Look for the saxophone symbol for more information on the Jazz Ensemble!