Sept. 12: Jazz, blues, funk focus of WSU Faculty Artist Series concert

Gator Tail to play jazz, funk and jazz, at Sept. 12, WSU Faculty Artist Series concert
Gator Tail 

PULLMAN, Wash. – “Jazz, Drenched with Blues and Funk” is the title of the Washington State University Faculty Artist Series concert slated for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Kimbrough Hall.

The evening will feature faculty quartet Gator Tail, accompanied by special guest Teo Ciavarella, an internationally known jazz pianist from Italy.

Gator Tail, includes saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky; organist Brian Ward; guitarist Brad Ard; and percussionist Dave Jarvis. Ciavarella is considered one of Europe’s finest jazz artists.

The program includes originals by the members of the group including Ard’s “Digsville” and “Undercurrent;” Yasinitsky’s “Partial Eclipse” and “Nights of Wind and Water,” along with tunes from the recent Gator Tail CD including Ward’s “Count Dutch.”

Listeners who appreciate jazz with a dose of funky blues are in for a treat.

General admission is $10, seniors and non-WSU students are $5, and WSU students are free. All proceeds go to support music scholarships in the WSU School of Music.

For more information, see the School of Music calendar,, or contact Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148,


Media Contact:

  • Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148,

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