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CLU students present free jazz concert

Faculty guitarist Peter Woodford directs ensemble

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 09:15 am PST

The CLU Jazz Ensemble features talented young musicians playing hard-swinging jazz.

Photo: Brian Stethem

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – March 21, 2014) California Lutheran University students will present a free spring jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Preus-Brandt Forum.

The CLU Jazz Ensemble, directed by faculty guitarist Peter Woodford, features talented young musicians playing hard-swinging jazz. The ensemble is devoted to learning basic approaches to jazz improvisation and improving the skill level of each student. The ensemble performs joint concerts with the Wind Ensemble as well as in less formal venues on and off campus.

Woodford has been playing guitar professionally since 1969 and played with The Doc Severinsen NBC Tonight Show Band for 19 years. He has accompanied an array of musical artists whose styles include jazz, classical, rock, pop and country. His eclectic career encompasses recordings, television shows, commercials, motion pictures, theatrical productions and concerts. He also works as a fretted instrumentalist for various orchestras in the Los Angeles area.

Preus-Brandt Forum is located at 135 Chapel Lane south of Olsen Road between Mountclef Boulevard and Campus Drive. Parking is available in the lots at the corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit callutheran.edu.

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