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Jazz Residency concert features Donny McCaslin


Earlier this week students learned improvisation techniques from world-famous saxophonist, composer, bandleader and music educator Donny McCaslin. Now, to complete the second annual Jerome Mirza Jazz Residency, students will be able to hear McCaslin, as well as the Knox Jazz Ensemble and the Cherry Street Combo, in concert. Hosted tonight at 7 p.m., the concert is free and open to the public in Harbach Theater.

As stated on the event Facebook page, McCaslin “represents the cutting edge of jazz composition and improvisation.” He got his start with ensembles such as Gary Burton Quintet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Dave Douglas Quintet. In 2008 and 2009 he won the Downbeat Critics Poll for “Rising Star on the Tenor Saxophone.” The band performing with him tonight, Casting for Gravity Band, is comprised of Henry Hey on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass and Mark Giuliana on drums.

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Callie Rouse is a sophomore interested in international relations and creative writing. She has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year of high school, this is her second year working for The Knox Student. During her first year working for TKS Callie served as Student Government Reporter.

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