Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

CCM’s Department of Jazz Studies highlights a collection of the genre’s most famed royalty this fall.

CCM Jazz Ensembles kick off the season with a tribute to legendary drummer Buddy Rich on Sunday, Sept. 28. “Burning for Buddy” will highlight the talents of CCM senior drummer David Albanese. CCM Professor and Director of Jazz Studies Scott Belck explains, “This is a high energy, traditional jazz piece that has never been featured at CCM.”

On Sunday, Oct. 12, the Jazz Ensembles pay tribute to the life and style of virtuoso bass player, pianist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. Belck and first-year faculty member Craig Bailey lead CCM’s big bands in a musical journey back to the 1960s when protest, freedom and risk-taking reverberated through Mingus’ music.

Cincinnati’s very own John Von Ohlen joins the Jazz Ensemble in a highly anticipated tribute to the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 2. Von Ohlen was Kenton’s drummer in the early 70s before joining the Blue Wisp Big Band. Tickets will not last long for this audience favorite, so contact the CCM Box Office today!

This spectacular season of iconic jazz artists also features several free events, including the CCM Faculty Jazztet’s celebration of the legendary “Birth of the Cool” recording sessions with Miles Davis and Gil Evans; a guest artist concert exploring “The Art of the Jazz Duo” with saxophonist Andrew Bishop and pianist Ellen Rowe; and the Annual Holiday Concert, which promises to swing everyone into the season with a special appearance by the Grinch!

Event Information

All events listed below take place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati unless otherwise indicated. Please see individual event information for single ticket prices and ordering information.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu or contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 for the most current event information.

Purchasing Tickets

Single tickets and flex ticket packages are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

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 uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new USquare complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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FALL 2014 JAZZ SERIES

7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
BURNING FOR BUDDY!
A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY DRUMMER BUDDY RICH
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Join CCM’s Jazz Ensembles for an exciting night of high-energy and swinging big band classics from the library of Buddy Rich’s All Star band. In the words of this American icon, “Don’t think it’s not possible. It’s very possible!”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Admission: $12 general, $6 non-UC Students, UC Students FREE.
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8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7
THE BIRTH OF THE COOL
Faculty Jazztet
Featuring James Bunte, Rick VanMatre and Craig Bailey, saxophone; Scott Belck and Kim Pensyl, trumpet; Marc Fields, trombone; Randy Gardner, horn; Tim Northcut, tuba; Russell Burge, vibraphone; James E. Smith, guitar; Phil DeGreg, piano; Aaron Jacobs, bass; Art Gore and John Von Ohlen, drums

Join the CCM Faculty Jazztet for a concert featuring the timeless music from the classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans sessions “The Birth of the Cool,” as well as other cool era giants like Gerry Mulligan and Lennie Tristano.
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12
BENEATH THE UNDERDOG – THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

CCM Jazz honors the music of this American original, jazz legend and iconoclast. Mingus’ music always deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and swing, yet always challenging convention and questioning authority.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2
Hi-Fi STAN KENTON: IN NEOPHONIC STEREO!
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors
Featuring faculty artist John Von Ohlen, drums

Experience the power and majesty of the great Stan Kenton, whose band represented the heights of orchestral jazz concert music and swinging dance music. Legendary Kenton drummer John Von Ohlen joins the band!
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12
THE ART OF THE JAZZ DUO
Andrew Bishop, saxophone, University of Michigan
Ellen Rowe, piano, University of Michigan

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Admission: FREE
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
CCM Jazz Ensembles
Scott Belck and Craig Bailey, music directors

Swing into the season with CCM Jazz Ensembles’ tribute to the holidays, with a special appearance by the Grinch!
Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $12 general, $6 non-UC students, UC students FREE.
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Additional Information
A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, CCM is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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