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CCM Jazz Celebrates the Music of the Rolling Stones on Sunday, Sept. 29

CCM's Jazz Ensembles open their 2013-14 concert season with a tribute to "the world's greatest rock and roll band," featuring dynamic new arrangements of the Stones' biggest hits by guest artist and Cincinnati native Matt Harris.

Date: 9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Erica Nyberg
Other Contact: Curt Whitacre
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-2683

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Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Matt Harris joins CCM's Jazz Ensembles for a tribute to the Rolling Stones on Sunday, Sept. 29.
Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist Matt Harris joins CCM's Jazz Ensembles for a tribute to the Rolling Stones on Sunday, Sept. 29.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band perform a much-anticipated tribute to the Rolling Stones at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in UC's Corbett Auditorium. Under the direction of Scott Belck and Dominic Marino, with composer Matt Harris as guest conductor, student artists from CCM's Department of Jazz Studies will capture the energy and excitement of "the world's greatest rock and roll band" in this unique jazz performance. Single tickets and flex concert packages are on sale now.

Last year, both CCM and the Rolling Stones celebrated 50th anniversaries (the Rolling Stones formed in early 1962; Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music merged with the University of Cincinnati later that year). This year, CCM explores the work of the Stones in a one night only performance featuring such favorites as “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction,” “Paint it Black” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Audiences will be delighted by an extraordinary marriage of styles and a night of music that embodies the spirit of rock and roll.

Each season, CCM's Department of Jazz Studies welcomes approximately 15 guest artists to perform with students and present clinics, critiques and lectures. In addition to Matt Harris, guest artists scheduled for 2013-14 include Jeff Rupert (tenor saxophone), Matt Wilson (drummer and bandleader), Diego Rivera (tenor saxophone) and Fareed Haque (guitar), amongst others.

About Matt Harris
A Joseph and Frances Poetker Visiting Artist at CCM, Matt Harris graduated with a BM from the University of Miami and a MM from the Eastman School of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after touring, writing and recording with jazz legends Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. Harris is the co-director of Jazz Studies at California State University, Northridge.

Harris is an active clinician, conductor and composer for high schools, colleges and professional bands around the world. He has conducted for many All State honor bands and writes many commissions for jazz bands throughout the year.

Harris has six albums of original music including two new trio albums. He also recently recorded 12 Rolling Stones tunes arranged for big band with longtime friend Tim Ries. He has written for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands) and Armed Forces Bands. He has also arranged, orchestrated and/or performed on numerous national jingles, recordings and live performances.

Harris has performed with some of L.A.’s top jazz musicians including Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bob Sheppard, Bob McChesney, Matt Finders, Rob Lockart, Carl Saunders, Chuck Findley, Tim Ries, Bob Summers, John Pisano, Gregg Bissonette and Dan Higgins, to name but a few.

Additional information, pictures, big band charts, CD’s, sound bytes, and contact information can be found at

Performance Time
7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “Satisfaction – The Music of the Rolling Stones” are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students, and free for UC students with ID. This concert can be included in a flex ticket package.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Visiting Artist