Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jazz drummer Duffy Jackson to perform with Bridgewater ensemble

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The Bridgewater College Jazz Ensemble will present a concert featuring jazz drummer Duffy Jackson at 8 p.m. March 17 in Cole Hall, 402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812.
The Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Tim Weir, assistant professor of music at Bridgewater College.

The program includes “In a Mellow Tone,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and “Rotten Kid” from the Buddy Rich library and “Corner Pocket,” “All of Me” and “Pressure Cooker” from the Count Basie group.

The concert also includes “Have You Heard” by Pat Metheny featuring Michael Lupton on guitar. Lupton, a senior business administration major, is the son of Eddie and Rebecca Lupton of Leesburg.

Jackson’s ability to combine solid musicianship with high energy showmanship is what sets him apart from other jazz musicians. He has performed with jazz greats including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald.

Weir, who joined the Bridgewater faculty in 2007, earned a master of music degree from Florida International University and a doctor of musical arts from the University of Miami.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

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PS - We miss you Duffy!

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