BC’s Jazz Combos move and groove

By Blake Burton, Reporter

Bakersfield College’s Jazz program presented “The Old and The New” on Nov. 7. The Audience members were on the edge of their seats to hear some old and new jazz from the performers.

six musicians stand on stage with singer on far left and instrumentalists to her right
A BC Jazz Combo performs on Nov. 7. (Blake Burton )

This event was held at BC’s outdoor theater and was directed by Professor Kris Tiner. The concert featured BC student musicians playing works by Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, and Count Basie alongside new classics by Pat Metheny.

This was a show you didn’t want to miss. The music that was played at the theater was amazing.

This reviewer was moving and grooving in his seat all night.

One of the songs that really stood out was “Superstitious” by BC jazz studies student Andrea Sotelo. It was a very good song and the fact that it’s an original composition she created made the song even more special.

Another song that shined was “Starlight” by Gina Fields. It had this reviewer mesmerized by the music and the sound of her voice.

This was all in all was a very good concert and makes you want to go to future events to enjoy BC Jazz Combos’ music.