Civic Jazz Band
has led the Lorain County Community College Civic Jazz Band for the past twelve years. Under his direction the band has grown continually and now enjoys the reputation of being one of the premier jazz bands in the area.
Tickets per concert: $8/Adults; $7/LCCC Students, Staff & Seniors 65+; $6/Groups of 15 or more.
For more information and/or to purchase tickets, come to the Stocker Arts Center Box Office, which is open weekdays from 12 noon to 6:00pm, call (440) 366-4040 or (800) 995-5222 ext. 4040 during those hours, or click on the "Buy Stocker Event Tickets" icon above.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
Civic Jazz Band Fall Concert
The LCCC jazz band presents New and Old Standards. The band plays the big hits and vocals of the big band era that have become today's standards, and hits from today that may very well be the standards 20 years from now.
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
Civic Jazz Band Winter Concert
"A Big Phat Concert." The LCCC jazz band presents the music of Gordan Goodwin, composer of some the hottest big band music today, and director of The Big Phat Band.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30pm
Civic Jazz Band Spring Concert
The LCCC jazz band concludes its concert season with music for the Spring season. You might hear tunes like April in Paris, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, Summertime, and other hits to get you in the mood for warm weather.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CIVIC JAZZ BAND
Jeffrey Meyers, Director
Jeffrey Meyers is engaged in the type of scholarship that we secretly like best – the type that allows us to move to the rhythms. For those of us who can remember back to the 30’s and 40’s, we’ll be able to return to great sounds and feelings. For the rest of us who were born too late, we’ll be able to experience what made that time so special. Meyers is in his 26th year as a band director in Ohio's public schools, currently at Amherst Nord Middle School and Amherst Junior High. Jeff judged saxophone auditions for the Ohio Music Education Association State Honors Band and served as saxophone section coach for that group and professionally throughout the area, has performed with the famous Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and as guest soloist with the Lorain County Community College Civic Concert Band. Meyers also teaches saxophone lessons at the College.
The Lorain County Community College Civic Jazz Band is made up of professional, amateur and student musicians from Lorain County and neighboring communities. It has become “the” place to play for area jazz musicians. College credit is available upon request or members may perform as an activity with no fees required. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights. The band has developed a reputation of presenting the finest in jazz, performing not only from the big band era but also music ranging from Dixieland to BeBop, and audiences have come to expect a wide range of music and exciting, polished performances. The band is in demand around the area to perform for various public and private functions. In 2003 the band performed for the national convention of the Musical Instrument Repair Technicians Association and in 2001 performed at the prestigious Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Chicago. The band was also featured with the Ohio Dance Theatre in their production of “Born in the USA,” a dance celebration of jazz.