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COLLEGE OF THE DESERT MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS JAZZ CONCERT/CLINIC

 COD Music Professor Presents a Concert of Original Modern Jazz Following Clinic

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Anthony Fesmire, will present a concert of original modern jazz at COD’s Pollock Theatre on February 7 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Dr. Fesmire’s group “Outside Pedestrian” with David Lockeretz on bass and David Oromaner on drums.  The group with be joined by COD music instructors Dan Waddell on piano and Dr. Kelly Corbin on saxophone. The event is free and open to the public.
 
The concert includes an eclectic program with compositions by Fesmire and Lockeretz. COD’s advanced jazz combo will open the event. The concert follows a clinic for local high school and COD music students entitled “The Artistic Pursuit of Jazz and Modern Eclecticism.” The clinic begins at 4 p.m. introducing the students to the evolutionary, innovative, and diverse nature of modern jazz and its link to jazz history.  
 
The College of the Desert Music Department offers a comprehensive music major program leading to an AA-T degree with guaranteed transfer to the California State University system. Areas of concentration are offered in both traditional and jazz studies. Ensembles offered at College of the Desert included Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Chamber Singers, and Jazz Singers. In addition to the AA-T degree, COD offers certificates in Commercial Music, Musical Theatre, and Music Technology. The department welcomes involvement from music majors, non-majors, and the community. 
 
This event is made possible by a grant from the Carol Meier Visiting Artist Fund.  For more information, visit: www.codperformingarts.com.