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Noted Chamber Jazz Trio & Grammy Nominee at DePauw November 28

November 20, 2001

November 20, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - "No individual or ensemble has done more to demystify chamber jazz, and to realize its potential for warmth, sensuousness and beauty...than the String Trio of New York." That's how JazzTimes assesses the ensemble that will be presenting a Wednesday, November 28, 2001 concert on the DePauw University campus, accompanied by special guest tenor saxophonist, the Grammy Award-nominated Joe Lovano. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall of DePauw's Performing Arts Center.

For over two decades, the String Trio of New York has been delighting, touching, and riveting audiences around the world with its startling acoustic improvisations and compositions for violin, guitar, and bass. One of the most active touring ensembles of its kind, the String Trio of New York has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the world with international jazz festival appearances in Paris, Berlin, Zurich, Vancouver, Toronto, and Warsaw. The group has released over a dozen critically acclaimed recordings.

Thoroughly committed to education, the String Trio of New York has developed a unique residency connecting jazz to the sciences and humanities, ever widening their circle of devoted fans. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch opined, "To admire excellent music is one thing; to be blown away by extraordinary fine playing is another. As much as their improvisations appeal to the intellect, they appeal even more to the spirit."

Joe Lovano will join the trio for its DePauw performance. Recognized in the 1995 poll of Down Beat magazine's critics and readers as "Jazz Artist of the Year," "Tenor Player of the Year" and for "Album of the Year," and has received a number of Grammy nominations. New York's Village Voice wrote of Lovano, "Move over Pavarotti, the greatest Italian tenor around today isn't Luciano but Lovano."

Tickets for the Performing Arts Series concert are $8 general admission; $5 for DePauw employees with identification, non-DePauw students, senior citizens and children. DePauw students with ID will be admitted free of charge. For more information or to reserve tickets, call(765)658-4827 or send an e-mail by clicking here.

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