Jazz

Past Events (2013-14)

Concert on the Green

Concert on the Green

September 15, 2013  •  6 p.m.
Davidson Town Green

Bring a blanket and sunscreen to the Davidson Town Green and kick off the 2013-14 Davidson College Symphony Orchestra season with their Concert on the Green. The DCSO is an ensemble of approximately 50 student musicians, with only about four percent of the orchestra being composed of music majors.

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Family Weekend Concert

November 1, 2013  •  10 p.m.
C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union

The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble presents an evening of big band standards and jazz improvisation.

Holiday Celebration

Davidson Holiday Celebration

December 3-4, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

The Music Department is proud to present the first Davidson Holiday Celebration featuring choirs, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble and friends. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and celebrate a festive program of holiday favorites, old and new.

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Jazz Combo & Saxophone Quartet

December 11, 2013  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Under the direction of Patrick Brown, the Davidson College Saxophone Quartet and Jazz Combo perform at the close of each semester a night of saxophone chamber music and small group jazz literature. Performance is free and open to the public.

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Dustin Hofsess, Jazz Guitar

January 31, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

J. Estes Millner Professor of Music Bill Lawing leads the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble in the big band's first concert fresh back from a winter tour around the southeast. Davidson's own jazz guitar instructor, Dustin Hofsess, will join the group for a unique collaboration you won't want to miss!

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Grace Kelly, Saxophone

April 4, 2014  •  8 p.m.
Duke Family Performance Hall

20-year old Grace Kelly began playing piano at six, clarinet at nine and saxophone soon thereafter. Her young yet established career has already had her recording with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Phil Woods, Harry Connick, Jr., Jamie Cullum, Frank Morgan, Toots Thielemans, Dianne Reeves and Ann Hampton Callaway, among many others. Be sure to catch this rising star.

Jazz Combo (quartet) playing

Jazz Combo & Sax Quartet

April 29, 2014  •  7:30 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Under the direction of Patrick Brown, the Davidson College Saxophone Quartet and Jazz Combo will perform to close out the spring semester with a night of saxophone chamber music and a tribute to Latin and Afro-Cuban music by the Jazz Combo.

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Jazz Ensemble Senior Soirée

Friday, May 16 •  3:30 p.m.
Mariam Cannon Hayes Outdoor Ampitheatre

Come relax and enjoy as this Davidson College Jazz Ensemble performance features the seniors as soloists.