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Neo-Jazz Fans Rejoice: SMC Presents Fall Jazz Concerts:

The Santa Monica College Music Department revealed this year’s Fall Jazz Concerts, featuring pianist Theo Saunders, saxophonist Tom Luer, and saxman/pianist Don Reckard.

The series begins with Theo Saunders and the Jassemblage Band on Friday, Sept. 25. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, located on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. Tickets cost $10.

The Fall 2015 lineup is:

• Friday, Sept. 25: Theo Saunders – The Jassemblage Band. Internationally renowned pianist/composer/arranger Theo Saunders joins trombonist George Bohanon, tenor saxman Chuck Manning, alto and soprano saxman Louis Van Taylor, bassist Henry Franklin, and percussionist Kendall Kay to perform works inspired by the art of George Herms.

• Friday, Oct. 23: Tom Luer – Project Popular. Saxophonist/composer/arranger Tom Luer and the Los Angeles-based jazz ensemble perform original compositions and jazz interpretations of pop and rock songs, including the music of Pearl Jam, Alicia Keys, Gotye, Sam Smith, and more.

• Friday, Nov. 13: Dan Reckard – Bossa Zuzu. Saxman/pianist Dan Reckard joins guitarist/vocalist Capital for a performance by the neo-Bossa Nova group of some of LA’s brightest emerging jazz talent reviving the classic Bossa Nova sound for the 21st Century.

For tickets and information, visit www.smc.edu/eventsinfo or call 310.434.3005 or 310.434-4323.

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