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EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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JAZZ IN THE GARDEN AT BMoA

2nd Saturdays from May to October, 11am - 1:30pm

The Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program presents a series of free outdoor concerts at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, at 19th and R Streets downtown. Bring a blanket, your lunch, and some friends and enjoy live jazz in the beautiful, shady Tejon Sculpture Garden. Featuring BC students, alumni, and jazz faculty including Kyle Burnham, Paul Cierley, Paul Perez, Miller Wrenn, and Kris Tiner. Sponsored by The Hub of Bakersfield and Bakersfield Second Saturday.

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PANORAMA CREATIVE MUSIC SUMMIT

September 22 and 29, 2021 • PAC Indoor Theater

The Panorama Creative Music Summit returns to Bakersfield College in September, 2021. Presented by the Jazz Studies and Commercial Music Programs, the summit is a showcase for acclaimed visiting artists, local performers, and BC faculty, students, and alumni. This year’s summit will include free public concerts on September 22 and 29 with artists in residence including guitarist Jeff Parker, violinist Jenny Scheinman, and multi-instrumentalist John Clement Wood playing alongside BC students. Click here for a full schedule and ticket info.

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BAKERSFIELD JAZZ WORKSHOP

October 12, 2021 • 7:30PM • The Petroleum Club at Sundale

The Bakersfield College Jazz Combos directed by Kris Tiner will be the featured artist at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop which takes place on Tuesday nights (beginning 7/6/21) at The Petroleum Club at Sundale, 6218 Sundale Ave, Bakersfield.

Free admission, all ages welcome.

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BC JAZZ FALL CONCERT

November 15, 2021 • 7:30PM • PAC Indoor Theater

The BC Jazz Ensemble directed by Kris Tiner presents a concert of classic and contemporary works for big band, with music by Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan, Neal Hefti, and more. The Jazz Combos will also perform original student compositions.

$12 general, $8 students. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or at the door. Proceeds benefit the BC Jazz Studies Program.

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TIN/BAG + BC JAZZ AT BMoA

November 20, 2021 • 6PM • Bakersfield Museum of Art

The Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program and the Bakersfield Museum of Art present a special program featuring TIN/BAG, the duo of trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta, on the release tour for their new LP Evening Hawks, along with BC Jazz Combo A playing a set of new student compositions. Tickets are $10 general or $5 students/seniors at the door, free for BMoA members. 

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BAKERSFIELD JAZZ WORKSHOP

March 29, 2022 • 7:30PM • The Petroleum Club at Sundale

The Bakersfield College Jazz Combos directed by Kris Tiner will be the featured artist at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop which takes place on Tuesday nights at The Petroleum Club at Sundale, 6218 Sundale Ave, Bakersfield.

Free admission, all ages welcome.

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KCMEA JAZZ DAY AT BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

April 7, 2022 • 8AM-5PM • PAC Indoor Theater

The Kern County Music Educators' Association and the Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program are pleased to announce the fifth annual KCMEA Jazz Day at Bakersfield College. This all-day event will feature student jazz ensembles from throughout Kern County performing in the Simonsen Performing Arts Center Indoor Theater. The program will include special guests, noted clinicians, and a showcase performance by the BC Jazz Ensemble. Events in the Indoor Theater are free and open to the public, subject to current campus protocols.

Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

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JAZZ AT THE MOVIES

April 25, 2022 • 7:30PM • PAC Indoor Theater

The BC Jazz Ensemble directed by Kris Tiner plays music for film by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Herbie Hancock, along with big band arrangements of popular songs from Casablanca, Austin Powers, Despicable Me 2, The Muppet Movie and more! The award-winning BC Jazz Combos will also perform new student compositions. 

 

$12 general, $10 students. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or at the door. Proceeds benefit the BC Jazz Studies Program.