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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Image for Pat Metheny Unity GroupPat Metheny Unity Group

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/pat-metheny-unity-group/

"The Unity Band record and tour was such a life changing experience for me that I didn't want to see it come to an end," says Pat Metheny. "One night, I woke up with the tantalizing idea of taking the concept of musical 'Unity' even further. With this project, I want to form a platform that encompasses the entire range of things that I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my group projects to the Orchestrion, and with this incredible group of musicians, Chris Potter, Ben Williams, Antonio Sanchez and Giulio Carmassi, just about anything is possible!"

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Image for Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisJazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/jazz-at-the-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

Internationally-acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the renowned Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra will present a program featuring the best in great jazz standards. Since its humble beginnings in 1987, the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra has grown into one of the world's leading jazz orchestras with annual tours throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. This will be a special treat for jazz and other music lovers alike.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Image for Doc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson of The SupremesDoc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson of The Supremes

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/doc-severinsen-and-his-big-band-with-mary-wilson-of-the-supremes/?utm_source=CSUN&utm_medium=Calendar

For over three decades, Doc Severinsen & His Big Band ruled the late night television airwaves. His reign began in 1962, and he became an American household name in large part because of the performance of his stellar big band as creative trumpet playing and big band leader on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Although this beloved television program ended its run in 1992, Severinsen's career continues non-stop. He tours annually, performing to fans who love and respect Doc and his big band sound.

The repertoire oftentimes include Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, The Tonight Show theme. The legendary Mary Wilson, best known as one of the key founding members of the world's most famous female trio, The Supremes, joins Doc Severinsen and Big band offering renditions of classic songs. Two great American performers, together on stage, this is a perfect pairing