Cal Lutheran jazz concert
Photo by Brian Stethem
Photo by Brian Stethem
December 11 Program includes standards and modern classics

THOUSAND OAKS, CA - The California Lutheran University Jazz Collective will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, in Preus-Brandt Forum.

Under director Uziel Colón, student performers in the Jazz Collective will play standards, modern classics and original arrangements of popular songs. The varied and interesting repertoire will include Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va,” George Benson’s “Breezin’” and Miles Davis’ “Seven Steps To Heaven,” among others. The band is comprised of both music and non-music majors.

Colón is a pianist and composer whose repertoire ranges from piano improvisations in Latin jazz to commercial pop to salsa rhythms to gospel. The Studio City resident has performed at events including the Heineken JazzFest in Puerto Rico, the Beantown Jazz Fest in Boston, CJW in Beijing and the MadaJazzcar Festival in Madagascar. He works for The Latin Recording Academy and composes, arranges and produces music for television shows and independent artists.

Preus-Brandt Forum is located at 135 Chapel Lane. Additional parking is available in the lots at the corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-493-3306 or visit