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American River College’s jazz ensemble performance is a tribute to jazz musician Duke Ellington, while the jazz combos bring their own arrangements to the stage. (Photo courtesy of Robyn Eifertsen)

ARC showcases two jazz performances

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 30, 2023

The spirit of jazz has come to embrace the American River College community just in time for the last stage of the fall semester. ARC will host two upcoming performances for students to show their talents...

Art Lapierre sits at his piano after the ensembles rehearsal May 3. (Photo by Shy Bell)

ARC’s vocal jazz ensemble’s upcoming performance is the last for semester

Shy Bell, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

American River College’s vocal jazz ensemble will perform its last show of the semester on May 10 at ARC’s theater. Not only is this the last show this semester, but it is also the last official show...

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble put on a  show on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. (Photo by Jaqueline Ruvalcaba)

ARC’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed a variety of hits on Nov. 2 at the main theater

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor November 15, 2022

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed on Nov. 2 at the ARC main theater. The concert was led by the student vocalists and Joe Gilman, ARC music professor, who played piano for the rhythm...

The ARC Instrumental Jazz Band performing, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” as part of its “Tribute to The Beatles,” show on Oct. 27 (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

ARC’s Instrumental Jazz Band holds a “Tribute to The Beatles” show

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

American River College Instrumental Jazz Band held a concert at the ARC Main Theater on Oct. 27 called, “A Tribute to The Beatles.” The concert was engaging and entertaining to watch, any jazz fan...

Musician Dmitri Matheny shares what it’s like to be a working musician with American River College students. (Photo courtesy of Dmitri Matheny)

ARC music department hosts jazz clinic event that marks the rise of in-person classes

Jaqueline Ruvalcaba, Arts & Culture, Social Media Editor September 16, 2022

On Sept. 9, the American River College music department hosted a jazz clinic by Dmitri Matheny, a flugelhorn player and touring musician. The flugelhorns' warm and gentle tone has made it Matheny’s instrument...

 DJ Remme a DJ who works a lot of Los Rios Community College District events shown here working American River College’s New Student Orientation on Aug.11 2018 (Photo courtesy of DJ Remme)

DJ Remme brings excellent music, flash and flair

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 13, 2021

Music is a form of art that gets people to attend events, and for music to be played, there has to be a conductor, and in today’s world, those people are sometimes known as DJs. DJs bring energy,...

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)

ARC musicians use jazz to put a twist on the Beatles

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...

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)

ARC’s music department contribution to America’s genre

Clifton Bullock March 11, 2020

Duke Ellington put the world “In a Sentimental Mood” in 1935, Clifford Brown and Max Roach took on “Jordu” in 1954, Miles Davis released his critically acclaimed magnum opus “Kind of Blue”...

American River College’s jazz band will be playing a tribute show in early November alongside the Cooley Middle School’s jazz band. (File Photo)

Catch These Jazz Hands – Live at ARC’s Main Theater

Brandon Zamora October 30, 2019

American River College’s music department will host an instrumental jazz concert directed by music professor Dyne Eifertsen at ARC’s Main Theater on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Students from ARC’s jazz band...

Professor Arthur Lapierre directs his MUP 401 Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble class at American River Collge on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo by Jack Harris)

Even a brain tumor can’t stop this music driven professor

Jack Harris October 9, 2019

Arthur Lapierre arrived before the rest of his class to a room with walls lined with acoustic padding and a plethora of orchestral instruments and equipment pushed up to the edges. Lapierre wheeled the...

City of Trees Brass Band members Isaac Negrete, Matt Voller, Devon Edmond, Ben Hillier and Miguel Recendez pose in front of their van named “Ashley” in front of Der Biergarten in Sacramento, on Sept. 6, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

ARC planted the seed for City of Trees Brass Band

Ashley Hayes-Stone September 17, 2018

The smell of intoxication fills the air as an excited crowd stomps and claps along to a sousaphone, its deep sound bellows off the muraled brick walls. The scene makes it seem like you’re in the center...

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