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Jazz Ensemble


Solid Brass,
directed by Randy Runyon, is CSM’s jazz ensemble, comprised of CSM students, local high school students, community members, and professional musicians. The ensemble performs throughout the year at local events in Southern Maryland, at its annual Big Band Holiday Jazz Concert at CSM’s La Plata Campus, and hosts a two-day jazz festival at the La Plata Campus each spring. Each year’s spring jazz festival features an internationally-known guest artist. The spring festival offers workshops for local public school jazz students and ends with a concert featuring Solid Brass and the guest artist. This December, Solid Brass will be presenting its Holiday Concert at both the La Plata and Prince Frederick campuses.

Upcoming Events

14th Annual Jazz Festival
March 31-April 1, 2017

Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. March 31. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, a guest artist will rehearse and critique area public school jazz bands as part of the annual CSM Jazz Festival. Free. No tickets required.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert. 8 p.m., March 31. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Randy Runyon Trio will perform featuring Randy Runyon Jr. on guitar, John Young on bass and Tom Hartman on drums. $5 in advance, $7 day of event.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert. 8 p.m., April 1. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM concludes the 14th Annual Jazz Festival with performances by CSM’s Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with special guest artists The Randy Runyon Trio. $5 in advance, $7 day of event.

Purchase tickets at our Box Office.

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