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Jazz Combos Concert

    • With guest Ron Miles, Trumpet and Composer
      Griffin Concert Hall, UCA

      The Jazz Combos, directed by Peter Sommer, are joined by master jazz trumpeter, cornetist, and composer Ron Miles for an evening of contemporary jazz and improvisation. Ron Miles has recorded with the Prolific, Capri, Gramavision, and Sterling Circle labels. One of the finest improvisers and composers of his generation, Miles has been called one of the greatest melodists by clarinetist Ben Goldberg. In addition to leading his own bands, he has performed in the ensembles of Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Mercer Ellington, Don Byron, Myra Melford, Joe Henry, Madeleine Peyroux, Jason Moran, Matt Wilson, the Bad Plus, Harriet Tubman, Ginger Baker, and Goldberg. Come hear this collaboration between our students and one of Colorado's finest artists!

      “Ron Miles is one of the great heroes and mentors of the Colorado jazz scene. It is a great honor to have him share the stage with our students.” – Peter Sommer