The Clayton State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents the Clayton Community Big Band, Stacey Houghton, director, in ""HALF 'N' HALF," Christmas Wishes/The Music of Horace Silver... Monday, Dec. 1, in Spivey Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The Clayton Community Big Band (CCBB) presents a unique "double feature" for its fall 2014 concert in Spivey Hall.
Back by extremely popular request, a portion of our performance features big band holiday music, with exciting arrangements from Tom Kubis, Mike Crotty, Alan Baylock, and others, including two brand new charts penned by our director.
The remaining portion of the program pays special tribute to the late jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Horace Silver (1928-2014), whom the world lost in June of this year. The CCBB presents big band adaptations of several of Silver's combo compositions in special tribute to a figure who left us with a wealth of jazz standards and exciting performances.
Come to our 2-for-1 special filled with many surprises; get started on this year's Christmas festivities with great big band music, and remember the remarkable career of one of jazz' significant contributors.