Upcoming Events   |   Heller Center for Arts & Humanities   |   Fall 2014

The Bottesini Project

The Bottesini Project
Paul Riola, saxophone
Glen Whitehead, trumpet
Aakash Mittal, saxophone
Kim Stone, bass
Jay Ellis, drums

The Bottesini Project, Colorado's premiere free improvisation ensemble, creates intricately woven, fully improvised compositions in a contemporary jazz-based setting.  From this foundation, the music may take off to the fringes into a myriad of stylistic and sonic portals.  The journey is the key - beautifully melodic, captivatingly rhythmic, Bottesini excels at harnessing the drama of experimental musical process into surprisingly accessible, powerful music for both fringe and mainstream audiences.  

Founded by Saxophonis Paul Riola, Bottesini has featured a range of world-renowned artists including Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, DJ Olive, drummer Scott Amendola and trumpeter Ron Miles. The current lineup features a core group of world-class creative musicians from across the Front-Range. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 4
Where: Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Time: 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation  |  FREE for UCCS students 

The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs
The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs
Sean Schafer Hennessy, trumpet
Cully Joyce, tenor sax and flute
Colin McAllister, guitar
Andy Burtschi, bass
Aaron Turner, drums

The Jazz Orchestra of the Springs was founded by composer and trumpeter Sean Schafer Hennessy.  Its mission is to bring back the old in a time of the new, through fresh arrangements of old classics as well as original tunes written and arranged by the band members themselves.  The Orchestra is lead by Hennessy, and features players as arrangers, composers and soloists. This performance will feature a select quintet from this group, performing arrangements by Hennessy  as well as Cully Joyce. 

More information at: http://www.jazzorchestraofthesprings.com/. UCCS Arts Month is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Chancellor.

When: Thursday, Oct 23
Where: Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Time: 7:30pm
$10 suggested donation  |  FREE for UCCS students