Victor Diaz – Jazz Concert Brief

Victor Diaz

The Cerritos College Music department presented another exchange concert on Wednesday, this time featuring the Cerritos Jazz Ensemble, Pop/Rock Ensemble and the Carmenita Middle School Jazz Band.

The Carmenita Jazz Band played a four-song set, which included, “Ran Kan Kan,” a song composed by the late Tito Puente.

Alan Hallback, the band’s director, was able to notice the nervousness and anxiety of his students playing on a college campus. “I think they felt good about it. They get a little nervous when they’re playing solos. I think the fact that they were able to get through them is a good confidence builder in the future for them,” said Hallback.