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, https://calendar.wsu.edu/events/category/school-of-music, or contact Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu.

 

Media Contact:

  • Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu.

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