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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 19:48

Joel Frahm to perform at WCU Jazz Festival

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Saxophonist Joel Frahm will perform at Western Carolina University’s annual Jazz Festival from April 14-15.

The New York Times praised Frahm, calling him a “saxophonist with a deft and assertive command.”

All April 14 events will take place at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals, free and open to the public, will begin at 1:30 p.m. with Frahm and the WCU Jazz Ensemble, a group of 20 student musicians. Frahm will rehearse with the Pavel Wlosok Trio beginning at 3 p.m.

Tickets for April 14 evening performances are $10 for the general public and $5 for WCU faculty, staff and students. The music will get under way at 7:30 p.m. Frahm and the WCU Jazz Ensemble will take the stage at 7:55 p.m., and Frahm and the Pavel Wlosok Trio will perform together starting at 8:55 p.m.

The festival will conclude April 15 with a jazz improvisation master class with Frahm from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the band hall of WCU’s Coulter Building. The class is free and open to the public.

828.227.2479 or 828.227.3261 or fapac.wcu.edu or events.wcu.edu.

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