Combos to play Coltrane, Ellington, Gershwin

Can’t make it to Los Angeles for good jazz? Check out this upcoming lineup of talented students who will showcase their skill in an evening of fun, upbeat musical entertainment. Three jazz combos will play the tunes of musical greats John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and many others.

The concert will take place Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., at Hole Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free. The evening’s program will include the following:

La Sierra University Jazz Combo 1

David Hong, saxophone
Czarina Francisco, Gabriela Panjaitan and Stephanie Jones, vocals
Jed de La Paz, piano
Jerry Slater, bass
Peter Fukuda, drums

“On Green Dolphin Street” - Bronislau Kaper/Ned Washington
“A Child Is Born” - Thad Jones
“I Could Write A Book” - Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
“When I Fall In Love” - Edward Heyman/Victor Young
“Someone To Watch Over Me” - George and Ira Gershwin
“Someday My Prince Will Come” - Frank Churchill
“Work Song” - Nat Adderley


La Sierra University Jazz Combo 2

Sai Masumoto, saxophone
Yunpeng Zhang, trombone
Christina Thompson, violin
Ariana Anugerah, cello
Sergio Leiva, piano
Mathew Huston, bass
Chad Manolo, drums

“Summertime” - Dubose Hayward/George Gershwin
“C Jam Blues” - Duke Ellington
“Sugar” - Stanley Turrentine


La Sierra University Jazz Combo 3

Gianluca Gibbons and Kerron Hislop, saxophone
Abdiel Vallejo, guitar
Mathew Huston, bass
Kevin Jimenez, drums

“Impressions” - John Coltrane
“Blue Bossa” - Kenny Dorham
“Freddie Freeloader” - Miles Davis


PR Contact: Larry Becker
Executive Director of University Relations
La Sierra University
Riverside, California
951.785.2460 (voice)


  • Last update on  March 04, 2011