Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Monday night concert series features
Webster University jazz faculty

Webster University has released the rest of the 2008-09 schedule of Monday night concerts by the University's jazz faculty. Here's the lineup:

Monday, October 13: The Paul DeMarinis Sextet, featuring DeMarinis on saxophones, Debby Lennon (vocals), Dave Black (guitar), Nick Schlueter (piano), Ben Wheeler (bass) and Kyle Honeycutt (drums).

Monday, October 27: The annual TKT Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert, which this year will pay tribute to the musical legacies of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Billy Eckstine. The featured performers will be singers Jeanne Trevor, Sherri Drake, and Eddie Eaton, backed by pianists Marion Miller, Carolbeth True, and Kim Portnoy; guitarists Steve Schenkel (pictured) and Tom Byrne; DeMarinis on tenor sax; and the rhythm section of Willem von Hombracht on bass and Kevin Gianino on drums.

Monday, December 15: "A Midnight Clear: Songs of Christmas," a CD release event featuring Schenkel and Dan Rubright on guitars, vocalist Ashley Mason and bassist Ric Vice.

Monday, January 26, 2009: The Kim Portnoy Ensemble, featuring Portnoy on piano along with DeMarinis, Vice, drummer Clarence Newell and a string quartet.

Monday, February 2: Willem von Hombracht and the St. Louis New Jazz X-tet.

Monday, February 9: Dan Rubright and Tangole, featuring Rubright and von Hombracht with violinist John McGrosso and percussionist Ted Rubright.

Monday, February 16: "A Tribute to Dexter Gordon" with DeMarinis and Willie Akins on saxophones plus True, von Hombracht and Gianino.

All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on the Webster University campus. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and free to students with a current school ID, except for the TKT Scholarship Fund show, which will be $10 for general admission and free to students.

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