UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents "The Majesty of Marty Paich and Oliver Nelson"

Event Date: 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

General ($10)
Senior/Military ($7)
Non-UCSB students with ID ($7)
UCSB students with ID (FREE)*
Children under 12 (FREE)*
UCSB AS Ticket Office: 
(805) 893-2064
UCEN Room 1535 (across from Corwin Pavilion)
*Youth and UCSB student tickets may be reserved in advance by contacting the ticket office


Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Jazz Ensemble
Join the UCSB Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jon Nathan, for an evening of exquisitely crafted music for medium-sized jazz ensembles on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. While the music mostly draws from the outputs of Marty Paich and Oliver Nelson, the ensemble will also present music from Wynton Marsalis's Democracy Suite (for 8 musicians) and small band music by Gordon Goodwin, Pepper Adams, and the Dave Pell Octet. Joining the ensemble are three vocalists performing music originally arranged by Marty Paich for the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald, and the ensemble will also present a special full big band performance to end the evening.
"While not a household name, pianist/arranger Marty Paich occupies an important place in American musical history," shared Director Jon Nathan. "A proponent of 'small big band' writing (7 horns, 3 rhythm), Paich led an all-star 'dektette' of Los Angeles jazz legends that worked and recorded with such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Art Pepper, and many others. His son, David, is well known as the founder and lead singer of the rock supergroup TOTO, with such hits as Hold the Line, Africa, and Rosanna.
"Oliver Nelson's 1961 recording Blues and the Abstract Truth is similarly revered. With a roster including Eric Dolphy and Freddie Hubbard, as well as Nelson playing tenor saxophone, this album is considered a masterpiece of jazz composition, arranging, and performance. A wide-ranging track listing from Aaron Copland's Hoe Down to the slow blues of Yearnin' sees this recording cover vast territory. 
"As a music director producing quality jazz concerts and an educator working to enrich the musical lives of UCSB's students, I can think of no better material for any audience and these incredibly talented and hardworking musicians to enjoy and experience. Much of this music is from what I call 'The Golden Age of Jazz,' from about 1955-1965, when this fully matured music struck a balance of artistic integrity and maturity with vast commercial appeal. I can also boldly state that this group of musicians are the best (and among the most numerous) in my 27-year career at UCSB. The 21-22 year of Jazz at UCSB is off to a great start, with MUCH more to come!"


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The Associated Students Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm. Online ticket sales will close one hour prior to the event.

Protocols for attending in-person Department of Music events

All patrons 12 years of age and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated* OR provide a negative COVID-19 medical test result (PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours of the event. Over-the-counter or at-home tests will not be accepted. All patrons must also present a state-issued photo ID in addition to their proof of vaccination/negative test result (photo ID is not required for minors who are accompanied by an adult). 
Masks are required in indoor spaces at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Patrons must bring and wear their own face coverings that fully cover both the nose and mouth. Masks are also strongly encouraged at outdoor venues, particularly where social distancing is not an option. Patrons may be asked to leave a venue if they are not adhering to Department of Music health and safety guidelines. 
*“Fully vaccinated” means a final COVID-19 vaccine dose was administered at least 14 days prior to the event
Please review the Department of Music's COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for more information.