Sunday, June 28, 2009

Harris-Stowe State University
to present jazz concert on August 29

Harris-Stowe State University will present a jazz concert to benefit its Wolff Jazz Institute at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 29 in the Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building's Main Auditorium.

The concert will feature an ensemble fronted by trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, and trumpeter Randy Sandke, with a rhythm section of drummer and vibraphone player Chuck Redd, pianist Rossano Sportiello, bassist and singer Nicki Parrott and drummer Eddie Locke, as well as St. Louisans Jim Widner on bass and Denise Thimes on vocals.

Famed trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry also will be on the bill if his health permits, said Don Wolff, who hosts the long-running local radio program "I Love Jazz" on KFUO (99.1 FM) and for whom the Wolff Jazz Institute is named.

Tickets for the show are $30 for floor seats, $20 for balcony seats, and $10 for students, and go on sale this Wednesday via Metrotix.

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