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.