COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Big Band Jazz

Saturday, 5/14/2022 from 6 p.m. to 5/15/2022 at 3 p.m.

River's Place and Caldera High School

Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Big Band Jazz group is performing two free concerts this month: at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at River’s Place food cart yard in Bend, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at the Caldera High School theatre in Bend. With 18 musicians, the band is comprised of college students, high school students and other community members.

"These concerts will include a wide variety of big band music, from traditional swing to contemporary arrangements," said band director Sarah Owen. "We will be playing compositions by Henry Mancini, Charles Mingus, Patty Darling, Duke Ellington and many more."

Sponsored by COCC, Big Band Jazz has been a part of the Central Oregon jazz scene for more than 30 years. For more information, contact Sarah Owen, band director, at sowen3@cocc.edu.