Difficult to define yet popular around the world, jazz music has a distinctly American sound whose origins date back more than 100 years. Audiences can embark on a musical jazz journey when conductor Jeff Tyzik and musical guests Brian Scanlon (saxophone) and Alex Iles (trombone) join The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra POPS! for “A Century of Jazz” on Saturday, May 11 at The Long Beach Arena.
Jeff Tyzik is recognized as one of America’s most innovative pops conductors, known for his arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. Audiences may have heard him play the trumpet on many of Chuck Mangione’s albums. Now highly sought after as a guest conductor, Grammy Award-winner Tyzik recently appeared with the Boston Pops and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
“A Century of Jazz” will begin at 8pm at the Long Beach Arena, 300 East Ocean Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Tickets start at $21. Student rush tickets are available for $10 with valid ID.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (562) 436-3203 or visit LBSO.org .