Monday, September 22, 2008

Jazz Tracks #6: USF Monday Night Jazz Series: Fall Lineup

Nationally known jazz artists Harry Allen, saxophone, and Steve Allee, piano, top the fall season of the USF Monday Night Jazz Series, on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa.

The series opens Sept. 29 with a performance by the USF Jazz Faculty Ensemble, with Jay Coble, trumpet; Jack Wilkins and Valerie Gillespie, saxophones; Tom Brantley, trombone; LaRue Nickelson, guitar; Chris Rottmayer, piano; Mark Neuenschwander, bass; and Ian Goodman, drums. USF Theatre 2, 8 p.m.

The rest of the season:

Oct. 27 - Steve Allee, performing with USF Jazz Faculty members. Allee toured with the Buddy Rich Orchestra at age 19 and has worked with Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, James Moody, Don Braden and other notable mainstream-jazz artists. He has picked up good reviews and airplay for his new CD, Dragonfly, a trio recording with bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner. USF Fine Arts Hall, 8 p.m.

Nov. 24 - Swing-oriented saxophonist Harry Allen, whose extensive resume includes work with Kenny Barron, Oliver Jackson, Bucky Pizzarelli and Warren Vache. Allen's latest CD, Stompin' the Blues, is a collaboration with guitarist Joe Cohn, released on the Clearwater-based Arbors Records label. Allen will be joined by saxophonists Jeff Rupert, George Weremchuk and Jack Wilkins. Location TBA, 8 p.m.

For ticket information, go here or call the box office: (813) 974-2323

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