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Rahsaan Barber Headlines U of M Jazz Week 2011

For release: February 28, 2011
For press information, contact Carol Morse (901) 678-2279

Jazz Week kicks off Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Headliner for this year's event is saxophonist Rahsaan Barber and his group El Movimiento, who will perform with the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, March 5 in the U of M's Harris Concert Hall.

Barber's resume as a performer includes notable appearances with the late Al Grey, Bobby Sanabria, Winard Harper and Manny Oquendo Y Libre. He was selected as one of only four Americans to perform at the 2003 World Saxophone Competition held at the Montreux Jazz Festival. For Jazz Week, Barber will also perform with the core of El Movimiento, which includes Dominican percussionist Giovanni Rodriguez and Puerto Rican trumpeter Imer Santiago.

All performances are held at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall. Admission for the concerts March 1-4 is free. General admission for performance on the March 5 is $10; $7 for non-U of M students and seniors. For ticket information, call Box Office (901) 678-1651.

Harris Concert Hall is located in the Music Building, 3775 Central Avenue on the University of Memphis campus.

2011 Jazz Week Schedule

The Southwest Horns
Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Memphis Student Jazz Combos
Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Memphis Faculty Jazz Players
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Memphis Jazz Singers
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra with
Rahsaan Barber an El Movimiento

Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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