The American River Current

ARC musicians use jazz to put a twist on the Beatles

Dr. Eifertsen leads Instrumental Jazz Ensemble rehearsal ahead of the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Concert, happening on March 12, 2020 at the American River College Theatre. (Photo by Clifton Bullock)

Clifton Bullock

March 11, 2020

“Hey Jude,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Penny Lane” and “Kansas City,” all notable songs from the leaders of the British invasion, The Beatles, the mega group that steamrolled into the American mainstream in the 1960s. Now, imagine these tunes infused with a soulful twist of the iconic C...

Take this class: vocal jazz ensemble

Vocal jazz professor Art Lapierre teaches his beginning vocal ensemble class at American River College on Jan. 22 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Alondra Botello)

Alondra Botello

January 30, 2018

Music stands labeled “ARC MUSIC” wait silently to be placed in a semi-circle around a Yamaha grand piano. From the distance you can hear multiple students warming up their voices before walking into the classroom. The rustling of paper begins to fill the room. With pencils in one hand and fresh, ...

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