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Oct 12 Sat

A Jazzical Celebration for Professor Gary Gray

classical, contemporary, jazz
Schoenberg Hall Watch Livestream



What is JAZZICAL? - JAZZICAL  is a hybrid of styles and genres between classical, jazz and movie music.

Prof. Gary Gray, is celebrating 50 years as head of clarinet and woodwind studies at UCLA and has been a vital link to his students of classical clarinet with the added benefit of being an active Los Angeles orchestra and studio musician giving his students perspective on the music business after they graduate.

This concert has been conceived as a celebration musical narrative from the Classical Era, Jazz-America' indigenous art form - and music from the cinema. The concert will demontrate a hybrid of these musical styles.

Music director Bryan Pezzone has conceived a program of arrangements presented in duos, trios and ensembles for piano, 3 clarinets, saxophone, string quartet, French horn, bass, drums  and spoken word from the Great American Songbook. And a highlight will be a newly commissioned piece written by Mr. Pezzone dedicated to Gary Gray and his personal musical sensibilities. 

The following composers will be featured:

George Gershwin including Rhapsody in Blue

"Father of Bossa Nova" Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim

French Composer Maurice Ravel

Uruguayan-born  Composer Miguel del Aguila

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, David Raksen, Duke Ellington and more.....

Please note: Even though tickets are complimentary, you will need to RSVP in order for your seat to be reserved. Please click the RSVP link below to reserve your tickets:


We have established the Gary Gray Scholarship Fund in Clarinet and Saxophone to honor Professor Gray's dedication to his students at UCLA. To contribute to the fund, please click here.

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