It's not often a living legend comes to visit, rarer still to see one perform. Attendees at the College of the Canyons Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert on Friday, Oct 28 will have that chance when celebrated bassist Carol Kaye accompanies College of the Canyons musicians.
Kaye, who literally wrote the book on playing the bass when she penned the first of many tutoring guides "How to Play the Electric Bass" in 1969, has taught hundreds of the world's top musical talents in her day, including other music legends Quincy Jones and Sting.
"Carol taught me more about the bass than is decent," says Sting on Carol Kaye's website CarolKaye.com
"This woman is really a legend in her field," said K.C. Manji, who has taken over director's duties of the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble since long-time leader Dirk Fischer retired a year ago. "It's simply an honor to have her perform with us."
The Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, which will feature well-known literature such as "Zoot-Suit Riot," "Spinning Wheel" and "At the Summit!" kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 28. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and children under 12.
For more information on ticket purchases, visit www.VitalExpressCenter.com  or call the box office at (661) 362-5304.