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CC and The Adelitas


CC and The Adelitas
Monday, October 25, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.


Johnson Hall, Darla Moore School of Business
Free and Open to the Public (non-ticketed event)

The group CC and The Adelitas is a jazz sextet comprised of NYC and LA’s top musicians, that happen to be female. Representing the modern day “Adelita” these musicians have been hand-picked by “CC” as a staunch reflection of the modern day jazz soldier.

“CC and the Adelitas” represents the intersectionality between identity, race, gender and culture. The Adelitas were the women solderaderas of the Mexican Revolution, which helped forge “Adelita” into an icon in Mexican culture, representing the strength and fortitude of women into the modern day. This project and the experience that it creates incorporates the history of the Adelitas and Mexican song writers and/or singers and sets the music in the jazz idiom.

The combination of history, language, culture and music highlights the importance of our acknowledgement and welcoming of diversity and inclusion. By presenting the songs in Spanish, “CC and The Adelitas” also welcome a broader audience to the music, reinsuring our music community that jazz can be a conduit of not only expression but expression of identity.

The concert will be filmed and live recorded, making this a one of a kind experience as “CC and the Adelitas” make their debut performance at UofSC.

Don’t miss this rich evening of music and culture!


“CC and The Adelitas” two day residency:**
Sunday, October 24th: Open rehearsal, Johnson Hall 7-9pm

Monday, October 25th:
Jazz Masterclass: 12-12:50pm, 016
Instrumental Masterclasses: 1:10-2pm (various locations tbd)
Women in Jazz Discussion: 2:20-3:30pm, 016
**TBD / subject to change


Dr. Colleen Clark: UofSC Assistant Professor / Jazz – bandleader/arrangements/drums
Tonina Saputo: vocalist/bassist
Lauren Sevian: baritone saxophone
Summer Carmago: trumpet
Arcoiris Sandoval: piano
Mimi Jones: bass

Produced by:
Colleen Clark and Nagidmy Marquez

Audio Engineering:
Dr. Matt White
with support from Jeff Francis

Micah Decker 


Instruments provided by:
Dr. Craig Butterfield
Lauren Meccia

Partial funding by UofSC’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Grant
Partial funding by UofSC’s Jazz Department
Sponsored and partial funding by the Koger Center for the Arts