The jazz collective big band brings together some of the gorge's finest musicians to play high-energy, hard swinging and incredibly entertaining jazz from the classic composers to the most current arrangers.
Jazz Collective 2010-2020 Season
AUGUST 1: Families in the Park, Hood River (free!) Join the Collective in Jackson Park as they open for Earth, Wind and Fire (tribute band).
SEPTEMBER 28: Last Chance Dance, Hood River Elks 7:30 PM, free dance instruction at 7 PM. Swing, Latin and Country dancing with live music.
NOVEMBER 15 (7:30 PM), NOVEMBER 17 (2 PM) Jazz Rocks! Wy'east Middle School PAC. The Collective showcases some of the best-ever arrangements of classic rock for big band by Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and more. Special guest bands from local middle and high school jazz programs.
DECEMBER 13 (7:30) and DECEMBER 15 (2 PM) Christmas Swings and Sings Hood River Middle School. The Voci Choir and Jazz Collective join forces to presents some incredible holiday-themed music.