Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Webster University releases
schedule of fall jazz concerts

The music department at Webster University has released their schedule of Monday night jazz concerts for Fall 2012. The series gets started on Monday, September 10 with the Webster University Faculty Jazz Ensemble presenting a program called "Cool Struttin': Soulful Sounds from Blue Note Records."

Then on Monday, September 24, guitarist Tom Byrne and his Pat Metheny inspired ensemble Have You Heard? will play. A couple of weeks later on Monday, October 8, saxophonist Paul DeMarinis will lead a sextet in a performance of original material.

Next up on Monday, October 22 is a concert featuring Kansas City-based trumpeter/flugelhornist/EVI player Mike Metheny (pictured). Metheny is no kin to the similarly named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, but he is the brother of guitarist Pat Metheny, and a well-established performer in his own right who has released 10 recordings as a leader.

The fall series wraps up on Monday, October 29 with the annual TKT Scholarship Concert. The event is a fundraiser for scholarships given to Webster music students in memory of alumni Terry Jackson, Tony Saputo and Kirk Cappello, who died in the 1991 plane crash that killed seven members of country singer Reba McEntire's backup band, plus her road manager and two pilots. The theme for this year's concert is "A Centennial Celebration: Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen," with the list of guest performers yet to be announced.

All the concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall, 470 E Lockwood Ave. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors, free to students with a valid ID, except for the TKT Scholarship Concert, which is $20 general admission, free for students with a valid ID.

(Edited 8/22/12 to correct the dates of the Metheny and TKT concerts.)

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