Chapman Big Band & Jazz Combos
Albert Alva, Director
Under the direction of Albert Alva, you can always count on a wide variety of jazz and other popular styles of music. This program will feature selections by Louie Bellson, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Mancini, Pancho Sanchez, and Duke Ellington. Also included is a tribute to Bunny Berigan by our own singing trumpeter.
About Albert Alva:
After graduating Chaffey College, Albert Alva attended the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop. He has toured with Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Jerry Lewis, Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Calloway, and Ken Peplowski. He has also played in various bands backing such artists as Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Diane Schuur, Jack Jones, and the Captain & Tennile. Recording credits include Toni Tennile, Renee Olstead, Matt Catingub, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, and Rosemary Clooney's last recording called "Sentimental Journey" for Concord Records. It was nominated for a Grammy Award. Learn more...