Wow! What an amazing concert we had on May 20 at the MSJC San Jacinto campus. The band and soloists gave top performances – the “cosmic groove” was surely present.
I have been the director of the Mt. San Jacinto Golden Eagle Jazz Ensemble for three years now and I can say they are outstanding musicians who keep getting better every semester. From onstage I could hear the audience hootin’ and hollerin’ while clapping their hands and stomping their feet. At the end, the crowd roared with a standing ovation.
Our special guest vocalists were Kim L. Horn and a vocal student from the San Jacinto campus, Denise Simmons. They were both the ice cream on the cake!
Thank you Dennis Fletcher for the wonderful article in The Valley Chronicle’s Art & Culture section. Also, a big thanks to everyone who came out to support MSJC and our live musical performances. The band will return in the fall, so stay tuned!
Stephen Oliver Vaughan, MM
Instructor of Music, MSJC
Director: MSJC Golden Eagle Jazz Ensemble