Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7:30pm

Clark College Jazz Band performs at the Gaiser Student Center - Clark College Campus

The Clark College Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Doug Harris presents their Fall Concert on Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm in the Gaiser Student Center, Clark College Campus. Admission to the performance free and open to the public. Donations to the Clark College Music Department are welcome at the door.“We're excited about this concert, coming on the very successful return of the Clark Jazz Festival last month. We've jumped right into a new set of music, including some new takes on standard tunes. Also, we will be featuring one of the program's flute players, Floriana Ghitia-Chis, and her trio on two movements of Claude Bolling's beautiful Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio."

Dr. Doug Harris is the Director of Bands at Clark College since 2018 after serving as Assistant Director of Bands at Western Kentucky University, and Director of Bands at both Santa Clara University and Southern Utah University. He also enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a high school band director in Florida. Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Florida, his Master of Arts and Doctor of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. His conducting teachers include Richard W. Bowles, Dr. Raymond Chobaz, Dr. German Gutierez, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton, and has studied with Douglas Akey, Stanley Derusha, John Paynter and Frank Batiste. At his most recent high school, Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, FL., his concert and jazz bands were recognized as being among the elite in the state, regularly receiving highest marks at district and state festivals. The Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the University of Florida Invitational Concert Band Festival as well as the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis. The top jazz band performed at, and won, jazz festivals in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, and has earned praise while performing with jazz notables such as Ira Sullivan, Bill Prince, Marc Dickman, Christian Tamburr, Maynard Ferguson, David Steinmeyer, Bobby Shew and Portland’s own Charlie Porter.


March 4, 2023
7:30 pm
Free - donations to the music program accepted at the door


1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Gaiser Hall 150 - Student Center, Penguin Union Building 258A - ASCC Conference Room