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
The Music Department at PVCC is pleased to offer two FREE World Music Workshops to students and the public this spring. On Tuesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 25th join PVCC Instructors Samuel Peña, Joseph Goglia and Josiel Perez for a no-experience-necessary World Music experience. With all equipment provided, the workshops offer a hands-on introduction to the ensemble experience at PVCC.
BRAZILIAN DRUM WORKSHOP
Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7:00pm-8:30pm. Center for the Performing Arts Music Room (CPA115)
Talented musicians Samuel Peña and Joseph Goglia will lead a drum and percussion workshop focusing on the music of Brazil. No Experience Necessary. Drums will be provided.
LATIN JAZZ WORKSHOP
Thursday, January 25th @ 7:00pm-8:30pm. Center for the Performing Arts Music Room (CPA115)
PVCC Latin Jazz instructor Josiel Perez will lead a workshop focusing on various styles in Latin Jazz! No Experience Necessary. Drumset, Congas, Amps, and Piano will be provided.
Search ensemble classes and learn more about the world music experience at PVCC at www.classes.sis.maricopa.edu
"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.
The Music Department at PVCC is excited to offer several new and unique music-making opportunities focused on JAZZ MUSIC for Fall 2017. Courses are for students of all ages and abilities. Ensemble classes begin September 4th.
UNION JAZZ INSTITUTE COMBO · Wednesday 5-6pm
JAZZ COMBO · Monday 4-6pm
BIG BAND · Monday 7-9pm
COMMUNITY JAZZ COMBO · Monday 7-850pm
THE PVCC NONET · Wednesday 7-950pm
LATIN JAZZ COMBO · Thursday 7-850pm
See course descriptions + register at classes.sis.maricopa.edu · Search for MUP (Music Performance)
The Paradise Valley Community College Summer Flute Choir presents its 24th annual concert this summer! The program started in 1994, and the choir is composed of folks from all walks of life: students to doctors, retirees to parents of young families, founding members to those who just started playing with the group this year.
An exciting addition this summer: Catherine McMichael, the composer of one of the pieces the group is playing will be coming in to work with the group on the piece, and share insights into the work's composition.
This work, as well as several others, will be performed on Thursday evening, July 27, at 7:30 pm in the Center for the Performing Arts. Admission to the concert is free of charge to the public. Come up and say hello to someone - we look forward to meeting you then!
Flute Choir Director
The above photos show the variety of flutes in the choir: Contrabass (the BIG one), to bass and alto, regular flute and piccolo.
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.