Civic Jazz Band
Jeffrey Meyers 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.
2012 - 2013 Civic Jazz Band Season
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Hoke Theatre
The LCCC Civic Jazz Band presents the final in its series of Duke Ellington's suites. We started with his Sacred Suite two years ago and continued with his arrangements of the Nutcracker this past spring. We now present his arrangements of Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite. Ellington's imagination and musical brilliance are on display in Morning Mood, Hall of the Mountain King and other jazz arrangements or Grieg's classic compositions.
Sorry you missed these great concerts:
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:30pm - Hoke Theatre
The LCCC Big Band continues its tradition of presenting the very best in big band jazz. Over the years, some of our favorite and best received pieces have been composed or arranged by Chicago-area musician Doug Beach. Our first concert will bring them all together in one show. Whether they're old favorites you'll recognize or brand new compositions, we're sure you'll enjoy the music of Doug Beach.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30pm - Hoke Theatre
In 1965, Tenor Saxophonist Stan Getz recorded The Girl From Ipanema, and latin music revolutionized jazz. The LCCC Big Band checks out the best in Latin Jazz - both old and new. We'll hear sambas, salsas, mambos and rumbas that'll set your toes to tapping.
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.
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.