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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,...

First concert ’50s and ’60s jazz fest

Sharida Rejon, Photographer

November 21, 2013

The Bakersfield College jazz ensemble held their fall concert on Nov. 14. The concert, which consisted of a repertoire of big-band arrangements of jazz tunes from the ’50s and ’60s, is the group’s first concert this semester. Kris Tiner, who has been the jazz program director and instructor at BC for 10 years, said that the ensemble put on two big shows each year on...

Denson performs ‘Secret World’ at Metro galleries

Omar Oseguera, Photo and Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2012

On Sept. 9, local jazz label Epigraph Records and Metro Galleries brought out world-renowned bassist Jeff Denson, who performed songs from his album “Secret World,” which was entirely composed by Denson. Trumpeter Ralph Alessi, pianist Florian Weber, and drummer  Gerald Cleaver accompanied Denson during the performance. The group had been on a California tour promoting...

Jazz trio’s first show a hit

Jazz trio’s first show a hit

March 28, 2012

The Metro Gallery played host to a four-fold jazz show March 15 headlined by the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. The show was recorded for release on vinyl sometime...

Tiner’s musical talents exist beyond BC campus

Tiner’s musical talents exist beyond BC campus

March 14, 2012

Bakersfield College music instructor and critically acclaimed jazz trumpeter Kris Tiner does a lot more than grade papers in his spare time. When he’s...

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