Mar 6, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
The 46th Annual PSU Jazz Festival evening concert features the PSU Jazz Ensemble and our guest the Tom Kubis Big Band.
Perhaps the hottest of the L.A. jazz bands is the Tom Kubis Big Band. Featuring first call studio players the group performs often at Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, CA. Seldom touring this is a rare chance to hear this fabulous group live outside of the greater L.A. area. Their seven CDs are a defining library of the contemporary big band sound.
Led by woodwind specialist, composer/arranger Tom Kubis, the band features his music which now numbers over 1500 works. “Tom’s playing, arranging and sequencing skills have taken him all over the world for concerts and clinics. As the Los Angeles Times puts it, “His charts are crisp and swinging are finely crafted with superbly linked written passages that flow with tremendous urgency and drive”. (eJazz Lines)
Tom’s musical arrangements define the contemporary big band sound and have been performed at virtually every major jazz festival in the world including the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Montreaux Jazz Festival and the Berkeley Jazz Festival to name a few. His charts have been played in just about any place or city that has a big band. There are literally hundreds of CDs available where Tom’s arrangements can be heard from college to professional bands.