Big Band Jazz Concert

Thursday, 5/24/2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pence Hall, Pinckney Center for the Arts

Sweet sounds at COCC: Big Band Jazz to feature Michelle Van Handel

COCC's Big Band Jazz group will feature the vocals of Michelle Van Handel when they present an evening of classic and modern big band jazz at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, in the Bend campus’s Pinckney Center for the Arts. Admission is $10 at the door; $5 for COCC students and seniors.

Big Band Jazz is a community group of Central Oregon musicians dedicated to bringing artistry to the big band genre. Sponsored by COCC, it has been a part of the Central Oregon jazz scene for more than 30 years. Van Handel, who grew up in the Portland area and studied music at the University of Oregon, was a recipient of an Oregon Jazz Society’s scholarship for Outstanding New Jazz Vocalist. She has performed with many local jazz ensembles.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Information: Michael Gesme at 541-383-7516 or

Michelle Van Handel