Join us for for four nights of free music performed by our Spring ensemble students. This week at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts, it’s Spring 2019 Concert Week!
Indulge your love for all things jazz with live performances of West Coast jazz, bebop, and Latin jazz; screenings of episodes from the Ken Burns film Jazz; and a workshop on the art of scat singing.
PVCC Faculty Josiel Perez’s Afro-Cuban All-Stars kick off the first performance of the weekend with a set of vibrant Latin jazz tunes, a fusion between Afro-Cuban dance music and bebop of 1940s New York City. Hear the next generation of local jazz musicians in Paradise Valley Community College’s Latin Jazz Ensemble.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Included with paid museum admission; free for members
Latin Jazz Performance:
1:15–2:00 p.m. Saturday
"I believe that each note I write or play is a story." —Josiel Perez
The Music Department at PVCC is pleased to welcome Josiel Perez to the #pvccensembles family, teaching Latin Jazz Ensemble on Thursday nights. Beginning February 1st, the ensemble is for musicians eager to play Latin Jazz music as a life-long experience. The course will explore a variety of styles such as Afro-Cuban Latin, Brazilian, Caribbean Jazz and Jazz Standards with Latin arrangements. This course allows musicians to comprehend the connection between all musical styles. Students will have the opportunity to arrange and/or compose tunes for the ensemble.
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
MUP 181 #24948 | 2/1/18 - 5/11/18
THURSDAYS | 730-930PM
Meet Professor Perez
Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on October 9, 1986, Josiel Perez comes from an extensive musical family, beginning with his grandfather who is a refined flautist to his uncle, Andres Perez, who is considered one of Cuba’s best baritone saxophonists.
Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Josiel has performed alongside top-level musicians, Luis Conte, Haakon Graf, Rayford Griffin, Hans Zermuelen, Dan Lutz, Stan Sergeant, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Luis Eric Gonzalez, Kamasi Washington, Jimmy Branly, Raul Pineda, Sawa Perez, Joey De Leon. He also led, composed for, and arranging music for the AC Jazz Project aka Afro Cuban Jazz Project, a nationally known group produced by PJ Oliva, and formerly led by world renowned Cuban percussionist Long John Oliva who passed away in 2004.
"Music changed my life. I like teaching music because it allows me to share my experience and joy with my students. Also, I have the opportunity to teach valuable life-skills such as self-expression, communication and global perspective through music."
Curious about the ensemble experience at PVCC? Click here.
THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS GALLERY — THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
The Center for the Performing Arts Gallery at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to
announce Tracing Absence: Work by Jessica Palomo. The artwork will be on view from November 2 - December 18, 2017. The reception is December 6, at 6:30pm. The reception is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The CPA Gallery is open and free to the public, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Parking is available on the NE side of the CPA.
Jessica Palomo’s work is a response to the grief of losing a loved one, a trauma that can overload and fracture the conscious mind, causing a shattered emotional state. Through abstraction and mark-making, she explores the dynamics of this ruptured reality that place identity and emotion in a liminal, ambiguous space.
FALL CONCERT WEEK AT PVCC — FREE ADMISSION
PVCC Women's Chorus, Monday Jazz Combo and Composers/Improvisors Big Band
Monday, December 4th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.
PVCC Community Concert Band and Wednesday "Little" Big Band (Jazz)
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.
PVCC Brazilian Percussion Ensemble, Cello Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Ensemble
Thursday December 7th at 7:30pm. CPA Mainstage Theater. Free Admission.
STUDENT DIRECTED ONE ACT PLAYS (ONE WEEKEND ONLY)
December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm; December 10th at 2:00pm.
Studio Theater/M‐East Building. $5 Admission.
Advanced Directing Student Shows: "More To Love"
• "Quite A Stunner" written and directed by Joey Whelan.
• "The Open Door" written by Alfred Sutro and directed by Taylor McMurray.
• "Forsaken" written by Kitt Lavoie and directed by Jordyn Drake.
PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE — LIVE IN CONCERT
Sunday, December 10th, 12:00pm-2:00pm. Desert Ridge Marketplace. Free Admission.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present a Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum, the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.
Desert Ridge Marketplace is pleased to present the Sunday Jazz Series with Paradise Valley Community College. Proudly sponsored by the Musical Instrument Museum (www.mim.org), the series explores the rich musical traditions of various jazz composers and genres. Held on September 10th, October 8th and December 10th from 12-2pm on the MainStage at the Mall, the Jazz Series is led by PVCC music faculty Dr. Brett Reed and features PVCC instructors in the ensemble.
BIG BAND JAZZ AT THE NASH
Featuring PVCC's Wednesday Night Jazz Band and SCC's Jazz Big Band
Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30pm. $5 for MCCD students with ID.
Come out to see some great big band jazz featuring the PVCC Wednesday night ensemble presenting the music of Charles Mingus, directed by Adam Roberts and the SCC Jazz Big Band performing jazz favorites, directed by Eric Rasmussen.
The Nash is located at 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE LIVE AT VALLEY BAR
Saturday, April 1st at 7:30pm.
A kaleidoscopic view of the great record, taking the audience to unexplored aspects of the songs from "Revolver" - the 1966 classic Beatles recording. Highlights include: a drum-and-bass version of 'Eleanor Rigby', an avant-garde jazz version of 'Yellow Submarine'; and a harmonically-dense ballad of 'And Your Bird Can Sing' reminiscent of the music Bill Evans.
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS
Featuring music by PVCC's Monday Night and Wednesday Night Jazz Bands
Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00pm. CPA Outdoor Stage. Free Admission.
Audience is invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for lawn seating.
PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE LIVE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN
Thursday, April 6th at 7:00pm. Aquila Hall Outdoor Stage. Free Admission.
Audience is invited to bring folding chairs or blankets for lawn seating.
PVCC's Black Mountain Campus is located at 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 (60th St and Carefree Highway).
ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller. Directed by Joe Flowers.
April 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30pm and 22 & 23 at 2:00pm. Admission: $6-$12.
In 1947, Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work, All My Sons, winning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author. The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics. All My Sons is still a powerful show, a true classic of the Theatre.
Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more! PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes Program, Division of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Music Program, this free event for children in the community.
For information, visit us online at www.festivaloftales.com
A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
February 2, 2017 at 7:30pm. $6-$12 admission. Center for the Performing Arts.
Join the PVCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble as they perform new arrangements of songs from the Beatles’ 1966 album REVOLVER.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BEATLES' SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
March 10-11, 2017 at 7:30pm, March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm. $8-$20 admission.
Come and witness the Beatles' legendary album performed live by the PVCC Faculty Rock Band, Special Guest vocalists and a 20 piece orchestra. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Paradise Valley Community College Student Scholarship Fund.
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Join us this summer for free concerts, music workshops & our summer musical!
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION CONCERT
Thursday, May 26th at 7:00pm, Free Admission
Center for the Performing Arts, Mainstage Theater
Featuring a presentation by PVCC graduate Jonathan Lucas (US Army 2004-2012), and musical performances by the Salt River Brass Quintet, PVCC music student Rachel Brown, and vocal soloists.
Donations will be accepted for the PVCC Veteran's Student Scholarship Fund.
LIVE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN: THE PVCC FACULTY JAZZ ENSEMBLE
hursday, June 2nd at 7:00pm, Free Admission
Aquila Hall Outdoor Stage, Black Mountain Campus
34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Featuring performances of small jazz ensemble music ranging from classic jazz standards to modern jazz.
Audience members are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: FREE MUSIC WORKSHOP
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm
June 7th - 30th, Free Admission, Family Friendly
Drum and Dance Workshops featuring Brazilian Music
KSC 1000A (located in the center of campus)
Music Technology Workshops focusing on techniques in Studio Recording, Audio Mixing, Electronic Music and more!
Center for the Performing Arts Computer Lab (CPA 120)
Singer/Songwriter Open Mic
Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Art Gallery
All styles of music, spoken word and poetry are encouraged.
Performers will need to sign up at 6:00pm to perform.
SUMMER MUSICAL: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
irty Rotten Scoundrels by Jeffery Lane and David Yazbek directed by Andrea Robertson. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, our summer musical takes us to the French Riviera for high jinx and hilarity. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson swindles women by waking their compassion about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them! Show Dates: June 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm and 19, 26 at 2:00pm.
$15 adults; $12 seniors/staff; $10 students/military; $8 children
*4 additional ticket fee at the door 1hour prior to performance.
Click HERE to purchase tickets online
Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street • Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: (602) 787‐7738