Santa Monica College Jazz Ensemble Presents Live Concert Dec. 4

Performance Theme is "Fusion Energy"

Santa Monica College presents the SMC Jazz Ensemble in a concert with the theme "Fusion Energy." The performance will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Music Hall at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

Led by conductor Frederick Keith Fiddmont, the accomplished musical group will perform the music of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Weather Report, Pat Metheny, and others who came into prominence during the jazz fusion era. Legendary four-time GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning bassist, recording artist, and composer Stanley Clarke will join the ensemble as a special guest artist.

Clarke's participation in the concert is part of BroadStage's Artist in Residence program. Clarke has partnered with BroadStage in a multi-year residency that includes performances, curation, and mentorship for Santa Monica College Music Department and Santa Monica high school Jazz students. Co-designed by Clarke, BroadStage, and school partners, the residency provides direct access and training by this iconic figure for students who are on the cusp of professional careers. Details on the residency are available at

Tickets are $10 general admission (plus a modest service charge). Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 310-434-3005 (Monday-Friday; limited hours). Tickets may also be purchased - starting 45 minutes before the performance begins - at The Broad Stage Box Office at the SMC Performing Arts Center. Free parking on premises. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

More information is available by calling 310-434-4323. Concert is subject to change or cancellation without notice.


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