The Renegade Rip

BC Jazz Studies creates digital album “The Quarantine Sessions”

Created art cover for the album

Haley Duval, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

When the global pandemic became a stay-at-home order in California and Bakersfield College moved to online in March of the spring 2020 semester, Kris Tiner,...

Izzy Foster (left) and Tony Stone (right) performing a musical piece during the Panorama Creative Music Summit on Sept. 16 at Bakersfield College.

Creative Music Summit returns to BC

September 20, 2019

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returned to Bakersfield College on Sept. 16-19, at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. The summit, presented...

Wayne Horitz (left) and The BC Jazz Ensemble performing in the PAC

BC Jazz Ensemble jams out with musicians

February 21, 2019

The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos performed on Feb. 11 with renowned artists Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck at the Edwa...

BC Jazz standing after finishing their repertoire of the Beatles playlist.

BC Jazz perform The Beatles at Indoor Theater

May 2, 2018

Even with technical difficulties, a “mic drop,” Beatles music, and a surprise entrance from the BC Chambers Singers, the BC Jazz performed at the ind...

Kris Tiner directs the BC Jazz Ensemble Showcase Performance at Jazz Day on April 6.

Local schools join BC to participate in Jazz Day

April 20, 2017

The second annual KCMEA Jazz Day took place on campus at the Simonsen Performing Arts Center on April 6. The event brought together performers of all ages...

BC Jazz Ensemble treats the crowd to ‘Soul Jazz’

BC Jazz Ensemble treats the crowd to ‘Soul Jazz’

December 2, 2016

The BC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kris Tiner, got a well-deserved ovation during their soul jazz performance that covered a variety of legendary jazz music...

Jazz ensemble celebrates Miles Davis

Freddie Ward, Reporter

May 3, 2016

Bakersfield College’s Jazz Spring Ensemble played a tribute to Miles Davis on April 25. “For the last couple of years we’ve been focusing our spring concert on a single composer,” said BC’s Kris Tiner, director of the ensemble. “Last year, we did one on Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. It was really successful and the students enjoyed it.” Tiner also...

BC Jazz Ensemble presents contemporary works

BC Jazz Ensemble presents contemporary works

November 18, 2015

    The Bakersfield College Jazz Ensemble presented classic and contemporary works at the Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert of 2015. The co...

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