16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, 90506
The El Camino College Studio Jazz Band will present a swinging night of straight-ahead big band jazz at 8 p.m. November 30 in Haag Recital Hall.
The El Camino College Studio Jazz Band is a preparatory jazz ensemble. The group focuses on introducing intermediate music students to the standard big band repertoire, section playing, ensemble blend, and developing stylistic jazz interpretation skills.
Under the direction of critically acclaimed saxophonist and faculty member David Sills, the fall concert will feature a mix of Great American Songbook standards, as well as classic and modern jazz tunes. Arrangements and compositions include artists Bobby Timmons, Sammy Nestico, John Clayton, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, and more!
A South Bay native, Sills has established himself as one of the premier jazz saxophonists in Southern California. He has a bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s degree in jazz studies from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Sills has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with his band, the David Sills Quartet, in addition to performing with ECC alumnus David Benoit, The Acoustic Jazz Quartet, Line Up and The Liam Sillery Quintet.
Tickets for the concert are $10 each and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org , by phone at 310-329-5345 or toll-free at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. The El Camino College Haag Recital Hall is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown. They write dreampop and rock 'n roll songs. They formed in 2008 with a focus on singing pop harmonies atop garage rock inspired by the '50s and '60s. Now in their early twenties, Summer Twins play live with Michael Rey on bass. They are signed to Burger Records.
631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012
Using her own image/body, the texture of organic material, and almost sacred icons (such as images of Eva Perón), Nicola Costantino is one of Argentina’s most provocative and fascinating artists. For Nicola Costantino–La Artefacta, she uses imagery of her persona at work: slaughtering cattle in a backless evening gown and white shoes (an allusion to a famous Argentine novel), or molding a double of herself during her pregnancy. Together with co-director and editor Natalie Cristiani, she creates an unusual portrait of an artist and a woman. Eschewing explanation and psychologization, the film, rooted in a form of Argentine baroque, addresses the country’s troubled history while articulating issues pertaining to self (re)presentation, performance and artistic originality.
2015, 75 min