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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 12:30

WCU Jazz Festival to feature innovative saxophonist, Slovakian drummer

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art jazzfestThe 2013 Jazz Festival will take place from April 27 and 29 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, featuring jazz classes, concerts and open dress rehearsals.

 

Donny McCaslin, a tenor saxophonist from New York City, will conduct a jazz improvisation masterclass at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. The class will be followed by dress rehearsals with the WCU Jazz Ensemble at 2:30 p.m. and with jazz faculty and guests at 4 p.m. All of these events are free and open to the public.

The evening performance at the Bardo Arts Center will begin at 7:30 p.m. with McCaslin and the WCU Jazz Ensemble. It will continue at 8:45 p.m. when McCaslin performs with guests and members of the WCU faculty. Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public, $5 for WCU faculty, staff and students.

There will also be a rhythm section masterclass at 1:25 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the recital hall of the Coulter Building. The class is free and open to the public.

fapac.wcu.edu or events.wcu.edu or 828.227.3261.

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