Frank Zappa

Iconoclast, composer and rock star Frank Zappa.

CCM’s Department of Jazz Studies explores the work of composer and rock star Frank Zappa in concert this month. Known for his offbeat humor and anti-establishment attitude, Zappa’s music was often beyond category. Under the direction of Dominic Marino, CCM Jazz presents “Mothers of Invention – The Music of Frank Zappa” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 in UC’s Patricia Corbett Theater.

An eight-piece ensemble dubbed the CCM Zappa Combo will perform Zappa’s classic 1974 album Apostrophe (‘) in its entirety. Apostrophe (‘) for jazz combo was arranged by Marino and includes such recognizable tracks as “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow” and “Uncle Remus.”

The CCM Jazz Lab Band will follow with arrangements of other Zappa tunes by Ed Palermo, leader of the Ed Palermo Big Band, which specializes in the iconoclast’s music. Selections will include “Peaches en Regalia,” “Night School,” “King Kong” and more.

Performance Time
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

Patricia Corbett Theater, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to “Mothers of Invention – The Music of Frank Zappa” are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Concert flex ticket packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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