Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

Date: 12-04-2019

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Gonzaga Auditorium

Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble Annual Concert, December 4
Directed by Brian Torff


FAIRFIELD, Conn. (November 23, 2019)—The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble will present its annual fall concert on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. on campus in Gonzaga Auditorium. Tickets for the performance are $5 and will be available for purchase at the door. 

Directed by Brian Q. Torff, Fairfield University’s Music Program Director, the Jazz Ensemble will be performing Rooms to MoveThe Red BandanaGnarly Shred, and Dembow You, by Brain Torff; Peter is My Friend, and In the Nick of Time, by jazz pianist Joe Barbieri; and Stolen Moments, by Oliver Nelson.

Since 1991, the Jazz Ensemble has welcomed more than 40 guest artists to join their performances. The 2019 concert will feature Fairfield University alumnus Kurt Leon on the drums, and tenor Amanda Ocasio, tenor sax.


Brian Q. Torff is a bassist, composer, author, and educator who has led the Jazz Ensemble since 1991 and has been featured in The New York TimesChicago Tribune, and Jazz Times, as well as many other music publications. Founder of the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Workshop, he is a past co-chair of the music advisory board for the National Endowment of the Arts.


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Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic university rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S. and across the globe are pursuing degrees in the University’s five schools. Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values. The University is located on a stunning 200- acre campus on the scenic Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

For more information, contact Susan Cipollaro, / 203-254-4000 ext. 2726 / scipollaro@fairfield.edu