Jazz Band Hosts El Camino Musicians in Colorful Concert

jazz band skyline shines april 2019On Sunday, March 17, the Skyline College Jazz Band and the El Camino High School Jazz Band (South San Francisco, CA) joined forces for a collaborative concert in the Skyline College Theater.

In celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Skyline College’s Jazz Band sought the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow by performing songs that included the colors of the rainbow. Count Basie’s “Kid from Red Bank,” Nat King Cole’s “Orange-Colored Sky,” Frank Sinatra’s “Yellow Days,” and a tribute to Oscar Peterson called “On Green Dolphin Street” were among the color-themed selections, as well as the Judy Garland classic “Over the Rainbow.”

The final piece on the program brought the Skyline College and El Camino High School student musicians on stage together for a joint performance of Tito Puente and Arturo Sandoval’s “Mambo Caliente.”

On Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., the Skyline College Concert Band will host the famed Golden West Winds from the Travis Air Force Base Band (Fairfield, CA) for a concert titled “Part of Your World.” Music from composers all over the world and inspired by several regions including Andalusia, Serbia, the Caribbean, and Israel will be featured. A medley of tunes from Disney’s The Little Mermaid will conclude the evening.

For more information regarding upcoming Music Department performances, please visit the music website.

Submitted by Dr. Zachary E. Bruno

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