Big Band Xplosion
Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
El Cerrito, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The El Cerrito High School Jazz Ensemble directed by Keith Johnson and OGT Big Band - a youth big band from Timmendorfer Strand, Germany, directed by Axel Ster - present an afternoon with Jazz, Blues, Rock and Latin.
Keith Johnson is an El Cerrito High alumnus who has guided his alma mater's jazz program for several years in addition to his work with the young musicians program at the Berkeley Jazz School.
Dr. Ster is teaching music theory and improvisation at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck and is a regular visiting lecturer at Hosei University Tokyo.
OGT (Ostsee-Timmendorfer Strand Gymnasium) Big Band was founded by Axel Ster in 1999 and has since developed to an ensemble which is now regularly on tour in Germany. The ensemble has been invited to Japan twice. This is their first concert tour in the US.