UCLA Jazz Combos Concert

05 March 2018 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Schoenberg Hall, Charles E Young Drive East 445, Los Angeles, California, United States
Category: Department of Ethnomusicology

UCLA Jazz Combos Concert
Monday, March 5, 2018
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Free admission/general seating, but we request that you reserve your seat online via Eventbrite (priority will be given to those with reservations): RSVP Here!

Concert featuring UCLA student jazz combos, directed by Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Roberto Miranda, Charles Owens, and Michele Weir; with special guests, Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, who will perform original compositions. The combos, ranging in size from three to ten musicians, will be performing well-known jazz standards, popular songs, and compositions composed and arranged by the students themselves. Smaller jazz ensembles allow student musicians the opportunity to explore composition and improvisation more intensely.


Clayton Cameron is a master drummer, writer, and composer. His work with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Kenny Burrell, and other artists has solidified his record as a world-class musician. Nicknamed the Brush Master, he has a legacy as one of the most innovative brush player since Papa Jo Jones of the Count Basey Orchestra

Charley Harrison is a well-known composer/arranger and conductor. His discography includes music performed by orchestras for films, television, the concert hall, and at nightclubs. His recently released album, Keeping My Composure, received critical acclaim, and maintained a spot on the charts of JazzWeek for 13 consecutive weeks.

Roberto Miranda is a dynamic bassist who is noted for his inventive, high-energy improvisations. He has toured, played and recorded with an impressive array of jazz artists, including Shelly Manne, Kenny Burrell, Horace Tapscott, Bobby Bradford, John Carter, David Murray, Cecil Taylor, Charles Lloyd, and Bobby Hutcherson. Roberto released his CD With Groaning Too Deep for Words in 2002.

Charles Owens is a master woodwind musician, with professional proficiency in tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, and his command these instruments makes him a first-call studio musician, a popular nightclub performer, and an internationally prestigious jazz artist. He has toured with musicians like Lorenz Alexander, John Carter, Miles Davis, Martin Gaye, and Barbra Streisand, has played with ensembles like the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and has appeared on numerous hit records, like Hot and Bothered, the Grammy-winning Ellington album.

Michele Weir, over her long music career, has touched the lives of countless students who were under her tutelage. She is a highly sought-after lecturer and educator, having been invited to teach at musical institutions in 23 different countries and having delivered presentations at some of the world’s most prestigious musical organizations. She is also an accomplished composer, with her arrangements played with groups like The Manhattan Transfer, M-Pact, and Voice Trek.

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