March 1, 2007
Cullum Series at ASU continues in March
Augusta, GA – A performance by trombonist Michael Dease will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at Augusta State University. Mr. Dease, along with Rob Foster, ASU associate professor of music, on woodwinds, and the ASU Jazz Ensemble, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre as part of the Cullum Series, A Year of Jazz at ASU.
Mr. Dease is a native of Augusta and has been hailed as one of the leading edges of young jazz musicians. He has a long list of accomplishments, from playing in the Illinois Jacqet Big Band to spot performances with Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and the Julliard Symphony. Two years ago, he received the International Trombone Association’s 2004 Frank Rosolino Award and was named a 2004 Yamaha Young Performing Artist. The concert is free with a valid ASU ID. General admission tickets are $5.
The second concert in March will feature the Babatunde Lea Quartet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom. Babatunde Lea is a jazz drummer and percussionist who plays Afro-Caribbean infused bop and performs on a unique setup that includes a full set of congas and trap set. Named Best Jazz Musician by the San Francisco Weekly and awarded the prestigious first place prize for Adventurous Programming by Chamber Music America, Mr. Lea has composed several CDs including Soul Pools, Level of Intent, and Suite Unseen. Admission is free with a valid ASU ID. General admission tickets are $7.
For tickets, call ASU’s Maxwell Theatre Box Office at 706-667-4100. For more information about the Cullum Series or for a schedule of Cullum events, contact Dr. Foster, co-chair of the Cullum Committee and associate professor of music, at 706-667-4875 or Jim Benedict, co-chair of the Cullum Committee and professor of mathematics, at 706-667-4488.
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