Performances and Presentations at JEN in 2015 

MOJO (MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra) was one of two California Community College Jazz Ensembles selected to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in January, 2015. Steve also presented a clinic demonstrating an alternative lecture model for the jazz history course. The featured lecture was The Music of Wayne Shorter (1959-1967). It included the MiraCosta Jazz Collective performing live examples of his works.

The Dan Siegel / Steve Torok project also performed along with MiraCosta faculty…

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Siegel-Torok Project 

Dan Siegel and Steve Torok will be performing on Saturday November 16.  Dan is a world renowned contemporary jazz artist and a MiraCosta faculty member. Check him out at www.dansiegelmusic.com. The event is sponsored by the MiraCosta College music department. Tickets and info at 760-795-6815 and www.miracosta.edu/buytix

As part of the event there will be master classes presented by the members of the band and our front of house engineer. The band members for the concert are Grant Geissman (guitar), Brian

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Lecture: Art Blakey & the School of Hard Bop 

Professor Steve Torok will be presenting a lecture on Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with the MiraCosta Jazz Collective performing live examples of some of Blakey’s greatest tunes! Friday, October 25th 2013, at 1pm in room 201 at the San Elijo campus. Parking and admission is free! Presentation is open to students and the community!

 

Visit our website to see a brochure of all of our upcoming events for Fall 2013:www.miracosta.edu/lifeatsanelijo

Oceanside Jazz Festival at MiraCosta College featuring Ernie Watts 

"...an intense and masterful jazz improviser who has developed his own sheets of sound approach along with a distinctive and soulful sound. Ernie Watts has developed into one of the most powerful of tenormen with complete control over his horn and the ability to bring intensity and passion (plus taste) to any musical situation."

Scott Yanow/All Music Guide

On Saturday, May 4 saxophonist Ernie Watts will be featured in concert with the MiraCosta Jazz Collective and the MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra…

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Eye to Eye CD Release Concert!! 

Steve's new CD, produced by Steve Torok and Dan Siegel, will be released in April!

Please attend a special concert to celebrate the event.

Saturday, April 7 • 7:30 p.m.

Join Steve Torok as he celebrates the release of his new recording with a special concert. The music chosen for the recording and for this performance represents an eclectic array of Steve’s works: original tunes, arrangements of standards, new jazz arrangements of Star Wars music (originally written for Lucasfilm, LTD), and music with…

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Jazz Concerts at MiraCosta this Weekend 

The Jazz Collective, Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra are performing this weekend in the MCC Theatre. Tickets at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/pio/fullartsevents.html#music   MiraCosta Jazz Collective / MiraCosta Latin Jazz Orchestra
Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Steve Torok & Mario Gonzales
Theatre, Bldg. 2000, Oceanside Campus
General admission, $10; students/seniors $8

The MiraCosta Jazz Collective and Latin Jazz…

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Siegel-Torok Project In Concert 

Just wanted to reach out and let everyone know about an exciting concert and master class hosted by the Jazz and Commercial music program at MiraCosta College. Those that attend the master class will get into the concert for $5.  Download a poster here. And please spread the word.

 

Siegel/Torok Project in Concert
Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert Hall, Bldg. 2400, Oceanside Campus
General admission, $10; Students/seniors $8

MiraCosta College Music faculty members Dan Siegel and Steve Torok present an…

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MiraCosta College Jazz Bands Need You 

Steve directs both the MiraCosta Jazz Collective and MOJO (MIraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra). Both the big band MOJO and the smaller Collective perform in styles including hard bop, blues, Latin, and funk. The bands gets back to work over the next few weeks. Please consider joining!

The bands have performed with Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Harry Kim, and Reggie Hamilton, among other well know jazz musicians.

Jazz Collective: Audition at first rehearsal (Monday, August 22 at 12:30 pm) or email to schedule…

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2011 Oceanside Jazz Festival at MiraCosta College 

 

The Oceanside Jazz Festival at MiraCosta College is Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 2011. High school and collegiate level groups will be performing all weekend.

Friday night's concert features the Ron McCurdy Collective (with MCC Prof Matt Falker) and the MiraCosta College vocal jazz students. Info about Ron's group at http://www.ronmccurdy.com/rcvje.htm

I will be directing the events on Saturday. That night's concert features MOJO (MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra) and the MCC Jazz Collective in…

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Nov27

Troy Bar "Hoxton Jam" featuring Steve Torok

Troy Bar "Hoxton Jam" featuring Steve Torok, 10 Hoxton St, Hackney, London

Steve is proud to be headlining the Hoxton Jam at the Troy Bar in London. Guest artists are featured for the first set followed by a killer jam. Steve selected some challenging Brecker and Stern tunes plus his own stuff for this one. The players are really killer. Fantastic fun! The "Hoxton Jam" has received great reviews and is one of the most successful jam nights located in central London. Throughout the last 3 years the jam night has developed a family of great professional session players of all ages and styles, that show up every Wednesday sharing their skills and experience, and socializing with other musicians.

FREE!

Jul13

Jamey Johnson Band at Mission Fest

Jamey Johnson Band at Mission Fest, Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification. In addition, he won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.

Visit MISSIONFEST.COM JAMEY JOHNSON, DENNIS QUAID AND THE SHARKS, ERIC PASLAY, AND ANNIE BOSKO HEADLINING AT MISSIONFEST 2019. MissionFest is back with a Music Festival & Wine Tasting Experience like no other. The easiest choice for summer entertainment is here. The event is set in the plush grounds of the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano. MissionFest will feature…

A powerful lineup of live music Over 30 Fine Wineries Food Selections from Sol Agave, Cousins Maine Lobster, and Bad to the Bone. The Towne Park Brew Interactive VIP Lounge.

Saturday, July 13, 2019. Gates open 1pm and ends at 8pm. Pace yourself; it’s a lot of fun to have in one day. The Music & Wine Tasting Experience includes complimentary wine tastings from 1pm to 3:30pm.  

$79 – $169

Jun30

Jazz Collective at Aztec Brewery

Jazz Collective at Aztec Brewery, 2330 La Mirada Dr. Suite 300, Vista, CA

The Jazz Collective will be performing Klezmer inspired jazz and funk, arranged by Steve Torok, as well other jazz and fusion standards. 

FREE!

Ligaphone

Steve exclusively uses Ligaphone reeds and ligatures.

Eye to Eye

Available on i-tunes, Amazon, CD Universe, CD Baby, and other major retailers. 

Check out samples of the tracks. 

Sending Light: Reiki Light Bridge App Music

Steve composed soundscapes for a series    of healing/mediation apps. The project is in collaboration with Eloia Healing Arts and Blue Dragon Apps.

Info about the Apps

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