SMC Presents Spring Jazz Concerts

Kevin BrandonThe Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present this year’s Spring Jazz Concerts, featuring Kevin Brandon, the Francisco Torres Group, and Jon Mayer, with Gilbert Castellanos.

The series begins with Kevin Brandon on Friday, March 14. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at The Edye, located at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. Tickets cost $10.

The Spring 2014 lineup is:

  • Friday, March 14: Kevin Brandon. In-demand bassist Kevin Brandon celebrates the release of his new CD with a performance of originals and standards by a stellar quintet.

  • Friday, April 4: Francisco Torres. Francisco Torres—trombonist for Grammy-winner Poncho Sanchez—and his ensemble return to Santa Monica College to perform a mix of contemporary straight-ahead jazz with exciting Latin jazz sounds.

  • Friday, May 2: Jon Mayer, with Special Guest Gilbert Castellanos. Pianist Jon Mayer is joined by award-winning trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos for a not-to-be-missed performance of bop standards and originals.

For tickets and information, please call (310) 434-3005 or (310) 434-4323 or visit