MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra

Steve Torok: Composer

Genre: Classical, Jazz

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Inception: Oceanside, 2010

Influences: Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gil Evans


Formed in early 2010 by the MiraCosta College music department, the MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra is a jazz repertory big band, nicknamed MOJO. Operating under the direction of Steve Torok, the ensemble concentrates on the music of the great big band-era jazz arrangers, including Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Gil Evans and Mel Lewis/Thad Jones, along with contemporary composers.

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