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The Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

The Oberlin Sonny Rollins Jazz Ensemble was established at Oberlin College through the support of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who charges the group’s standout student performers to serve humanity through music.

This casual concert—featuring arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions—takes place during the museum’s April Play Day, Wander Wild. Play Days at the CMA are free opportunities for families to be creative, be curious, and connect through art together. Events include music, storybook readings, games, and art making for the whole family.

Free; no ticket required


George Rogers, saxophone

Jordy Guldman, trumpet

Melvin Nimtz, trombone

Mitchell Galligan, piano

Kamran Curlin, bass

Jacob Clements, guitar

Noah Nelson, drums

Gillian Piper, voice

Bobby Ferrazza, director


The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


    The 2022–23 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.