Music Department swings into spring

By Sergio Berrueta East Los Angeles College’s Music Department is back in full swing for the Spring semester to offer the sounds of jazz, orchestra, band and vocals. Starting March 26, the Music Department will be presenting their Student Recitals. These recitals showcase the talents of students and individuals in the vocal fields to display their range. This series occurs every month on a Wednesday at 12 p.m. with future…

March 12, 2014
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David Torres Quintet entertains First Friday Jazz audience

By Danny Vasquez With Latin influences and an upbeat tempo, The David Torres Quintet kicked off the First Friday Jazz series of March with a rhythmic latin flare in the S2 Recital Hall last Friday night. The quintet began the evening’s performance with an upbeat number called “Siempre(Forever),” which brought a dance quality of latin jazz to the quintet and an authentic upbeat vibe from the sounds of percussionist Alfred…

March 6, 2013
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Instructor brings rhythm to recital hall

By Dulce Carillo Smooth urban jazz music and laughs from Bob Dawson’s jokes were what came to be from the First Friday Jazz Concert at the Recital Hall in S2. The East Los Angeles Jazz Quintet are five incredible musicians who have known each other for years and call each other brothers that headlined the semester’s first concert event. Justo Almario plays the sax and clarinet, Ramon Banda,  drums, Guillermo Guzman,…

February 29, 2012
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