BCCM Represents at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

CSULB was well represented at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. Dr. Ray Briggs gave five workshops and adjudicated several performances.

Special guest performers included alumni Josh Nelson and Katie Thiroux. Josh and Katie were part of the festival All-Star Quartet which backed several performers. They also gave clinics and workshops. Alumnus Adam Schroeder was a Performance Education Clinician. Alumnus Adam Schroeder was a Performance Education Clinician.

Matt Pogue and Rychard Cooper at Night Dive

Matt Pogue and Rychard Cooper participated in the Sight and Sound installation at the Aquarium of the Pacific. “Night Dive” is an LGBT event at the aquarium… “from gender bending fish, to other fins with benefits… we will explore fascinating relationships that form beneath the sea.” The Museum of Latin American Art provided an interactive art station.

Charlie Bostick in Jesus Christ Superstar

Alumnus Charlie Bostick toured last fall with Cornerstone Chorale and Brass on their 2015 National Tour. He is currently in Doma Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar and at the end of March he will begin his contract singing and dancing in Playlist Productions with Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean.

Honey Whiskey Trio at the Shedd

Honey Whiskey Trio (alumni Courtney Gasque, Ann Louise Thaiss, and Christina Wilson) were in residence last weekend at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene, Oregon. They gave masterclasses, workshops for the community, and an evening concert.

The Folk Alliance Region West: North American Western Region of Folk Alliance tweeted, “@HWTMusic at @TheShedd tonight was totally #AWESOME! if they come to your town, don’t even think about it/you don’t want to miss them.”

Mindi Ehrlich in Trekker’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Alumna Mindi Ehrlich will be performing in Pacific Opera Project’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” (Mozart), set it in space… the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through “Abduction” with a 27-piece orchestra and a new English libretto by artistic director Josh Shaw. Performances are March 6 – 8.