Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) continues the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series (PAS) with legendary trumpeter and bandleader of “The Tonight Show'” fame, Doc Severinsen, with the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. Mr. Severinsen sustained a lip injury and was not able to perform on the scheduled date of Oct. 26, 2015, so the rescheduled show will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.
“Heeeeere’s Johnny!” followed by a big band trumpet fanfare was heard across American late night television for 30 years. Doc Severinsen was behind that trademark fanfare each and every night.
Doc’s love of the big band repertoire and his musicianship keeps this iconic American music fresh to this day. His repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, “The Tonight Show” theme. Under the direction of John Allen, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra will complement Doc’s unmatched abilities in excellent fashion.
Tickets for Doc Severinsen and the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra are still available and may be purchased online at tickets.occc.edu or by calling the box office at 405-682-7579.
The next performance in the PAS will be Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, the “Queen of bluegrass.” For more information about cultural events at Oklahoma City Community College, please visit /pas or call (405) 682-7579.
Oklahoma City Community College opened the doors to the 1,049-seat Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater in early 2014. It features a large atrium with three-story high windows, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and will allow the college to host larger Broadway-style touring productions. The Visual and Performing Arts Center also houses an art gallery and academic center featuring a rehearsal room, library, six classrooms, seven studios, seven labs and faculty offices.