Greats & Students Will Make Great Music Together During Jazz
release: Feb. 16, 2001
more information, contact Gabrielle
Jazz Week 2001 at The University of Memphis kicks off this
year on Tuesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. with the University
of Memphis Jazz Singers and The Charlie Wood Group. In its
27th year, Jazz Week brings nationally renowned jazz artists
together with students and faculty of the Rudi E. Scheidt
School of Music.
All events will be held in Harris Concert Hall. Concerts are
free unless otherwise indicated.
On Friday, March 2, 7:30 PM, the Contemporary Piano Ensemble
This group, led by Memphian James Williams, consists of 4
jazz pianists who perform on stage at the same time. "The
Contemporary Piano Ensemble is made up of musicians who are
either from Memphis or have a strong tie to the city." Said
Tim Goodwin, Assistant Professor at The University of Memphis.
"This city has produced some of the most famous pianist in
the history of jazz, one of the most important is Phineas
Newborn Jr. James Williams has put together a group of world-class
musicians to pay tribute to Newborn in a rare four piano ensemble.
Additionally three of the members are alumnus of the University
of Memphis; James Williams, Donald Brown and Tony Reedus.
The week will prove to be one of the most exciting in recent
Jazz Week will wrap up on Saturday, March 3, when in addition
to concerts there will be a High School Jazz festival and
a clinic with jazz pianists James Williams and Donald Brown.
Tickets are available at the Concert Hall box office. For
more information, call 678-2541.
more information about Jazz Week, please contact Kay
A schedule follows:
Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. - The University of Memphis Jazz Singers
and The Charlie Wood Group
Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. - The University of Memphis Jazz Combos
and Blue Ascendance, with Tim Goodwin conducting
March 1, 7:30 p.m. - The University of Memphis Faculty Jazz
Players and the University of Tennessee Jazz Faculty
March 2, 7:30 p.m. - Contemporary Piano Ensemble. Admission
is $10 for the general public, $7 for students and senior
citizens. U of M students will be admitted free with valid
March 3, 8:30 a.m. - High School Jazz Festival Noon - U
of M Jazz Ensemble II 1 p.m. - Clinic featuring James Williams
and Donald Brown 7:30 p.m. - Jazz Festival winners; James
Williams and Donald Brown with the Southern Comfort Jazz
Orchestra. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for
students and senior citizens. U of M students will be admitted
free with valid I.Ds. For more information, call 678-2541.
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