Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Send Off Director at Jazz Night Concert June 1
Paul Rinzler is retiring as director of jazz studies
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Paul Rinzler will direct Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands for the last time at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, in Spanos Theatre on the Cal Poly campus.
Rinzler has been the director of jazz studies at Cal Poly since 1997. Under his tutelage, the University Jazz Bands have won first place at collegiate jazz festivals and performed hundreds of gigs on- and off-campus.
The concert will feature two big bands, with vocalists, and two combos. Among the pieces to be performed will be one of Rinzler’s compositions, “One More Time.” Other works include “Tank!” from the Japanese anime TV series “Cowboy Bebop”; “Fever,” which was made popular by the great jazz vocalist Peggy Lee; and “I’m Late,” as recorded by Maureen McGovern.
Concertgoers are invited to attend a reception honoring Rinzler on the theatre’s patio following the concert.
Beginning this fall, Arthur White will be Cal Poly’s new director of jazz studies. White previously served as director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri and Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.
Tickets for the June 1 performance are $14 for the public, and $9 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849).
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.
Contact: Michele Abba
May 1, 2019