CCM’s John Von Ohlen Featured in ‘Modern Drummer’ Magazine

Modern Drummer magazine recently ran a feature on CCM Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Drums and “living guru of big band drumming” John Von Ohlen. You can view the full feature here.

An Ohio native and a CCM faculty member since 1985, Von Ohlen is revered for his work with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, and many others.

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Have A Ball With Count Basie, CCM Jazz and Guest Artist Dennis Mackrel

CCM welcomes guest artist Dennis Mackrel on Nov. 13.

CCM welcomes guest artist Dennis Mackrel on Nov. 13.

On Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band welcome guest artist Dennis Mackrel, drummer and band leader of the world famous Count Basie Orchestra for “Atomic Basie!”

This fun-filled evening features the hits of the Count Basie library and other swing era favorites that are sure to get the joint jumping, including “April in Paris,” “Corner Pocket,” Dennis Mackrel originals and more. CCM’s Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct.

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CCM Alumnus Wins First Prize in International Trombone Association Jazz Soloist Competition

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

Congratulations to CCM Jazz alumnus and current Rutgers University graduate student Adam Machaskee for winning first place in the International Trombone Association’s JJ Johnson Jazz Soloist Competition on June 24 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee! The competition is open to applicants under the age of 25 from all over the world and is one of the most prestigious awards in the trombone community.

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CCM Celebrates UC Homecoming With Free Concerts

CCM’s Concert Orchestra, Chamber Players and Faculty Jazztet will present special concerts bookending the University of Cincinnati’s 2011 Homecoming weekend later on this month. The concerts are free and open to the public, and UC fans and alumni are invited to come to campus and experience CCM’s world-class student and faculty artists in action.

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CCM Jazz Department Pays Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Guest artist Steve Lippia joins CCM's big bands for their season opening concert on Oct. 9, 2011.

Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for a tribute concert to the legendary Frank Sinatra on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

Aptly titled “Simply Sinatra,” this concert features the romance of an evening filled with the hits of “Old Blue Eyes,” including “Come Fly With Me,” “New York, New York” and “My Way.” Renowned for his charisma and stage presence, crooner Steve Lippia has performed around the country with extended engagements in the hotspots of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Hear the hits of the “Chairman of the Board” brought to life as Lippia joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, on stage in Corbett Auditorium for one night only.

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CCM Announces Fall 2011 Calendar of Major Events

Photography by Scott Belck.

CCM is delighted to announce its fall schedule of major performances. Beginning Wednesday, September 28 CCM will present over 50 events, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera and musical theatre productions.

Download a digital copy of our Fall Quarterly Calendar of Events today!

Whether it’s a swinging tribute to Frank Sinatra, a festival showcasing the talents of two Russian powerhouse composers, the regional premiere of a drama co-produced with The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, a world premiere produced in partnership with Cincinnati Opera, a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved Oklahoma! or a holiday-themed choral extravaganza, CCM’s fall schedule of performing arts events offers dozens of opportunities to be mesmerized and delighted.

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CCM Announces Full Schedule of 2011-12 Mainstage Events

CCM's 2011-12 Season Brochure

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s schedule of major performances for 2011-12 is now available! This year’s season includes over 40 major events, ranging from fully staged operas and musicals to Afro-Cuban jazz concerts and holiday-themed choral extravaganzas.

You can download a digital copy of this year’s brochure here or view the brochure online via Issuu.com. Physical copies are also available at the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Jazz Showcase Features Guest Artist Gerald Wilson

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The College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Jazz Ensemble certainly have something to be excited about come Sunday, May 22. Grammy Award-nominee and Kennedy Center “Living Legend of Jazz” Gerald Wilson will be joining them for their annual Jazz Showcase at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

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