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Jazz legend, Rufus Reid in residency Feb. 17 -18; 2015

...comes to the Thompson Jazz Studies program for a 3-day residency.    The Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brad Goode, will perform Mr. Reid’s original compositions from his Grammy nominated big band album, “Quiet Pride,”  The free performance takes place in Grusin Hall on Wednesday Feb. 18th.    He will also be giving master classes on 2/17 from 1:00 –3:00 in 1BO3B, Macky and on 2/18 from 12-2 also in Macky 1B03B.     Concert will be streamed Live Here.

Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene.  His major professional career began in Chicago and continues since 1976 in New York City.  He has toured and recorded with Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, Harold Land & Bobby Hutcherson,  Lee Konitz, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron and countless others.

Past Events:

NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman to present Master Class at CU with his group "Expansions"

Friday Oct. 24, 2014  1-3pm   Macky 1B03B

dave liebman - soprano saxophone, wooden flute
bobby avey - piano/keyboards
matt vashlishan - alto sax, flute, clarinet
alex ritz - drums/frame drum
tony marino - electric and acoustic bass
Dave Liebman's new group looks towards the present generation of jazz musicians who have been schooled in conservatory and university settings.  Lieb is continuing the time tested tradition of master/apprentice as he experienced in the 1970's with drummer Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, by reaching across generations to teach and learn from them. "EXPANSIONS" features the up and coming pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan, drummer Alex Ritz and a continuation of Lieb's long relationship with bassist Tony Marino. Conceptually, the repertoire traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by the new jazz artists of our time. The first recording will be released in 2014..."Samsara" (Whaling City Sound).

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