The Santa Monica College Music Department will present four spring concerts in April in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include a fundraiser to support the SMC Applied Music Program.

The April music events are:

Friday, Apr. 10 at 7 & 9 p.m. in The Edye: Spring Jazz Concerts: Louis Van Taylor Sextet. Talented ensemble featuring George Bohanon and Munyungo Jackson pays tribute to the music of Cedar Walton, Horace Silver, and Gerald Wilson. (Tickets are $10.)

Sunday, Apr. 12 at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Jazz Band, with conductor Keith Fiddmont. Ensemble performs a concert featuring jazz band arrangements from the masters and contemporary works from aspiring composers and arrangers, with renowned guest artist Bob Sheppard joining the band to explore the music of Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, and others. (Tickets are $10.)

Friday, Apr. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage: Benefit Concert for SMC Applied Music Program, co-directed by Brian Driscoll and Janelle DeStefano. Fantastic concert performed by some of SMC’s most gifted music students presents a wonderful opportunity to provide your support for the Applied Music Program, one of the distinctive programs of SMC’s Music Department dedicated to fostering the development of outstanding instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers. (Tickets are $10.)

Sunday, Apr. 26 at 5 p.m. in The Broad Stage: SMC Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Kevin McKeown. Exciting performance mixes both new and traditional music written specifically for wind instruments. All ages are welcome! (Tickets are $10.)

For tickets and information, go to or call (310) 434-3005 or (310) 434-4323.

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