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"Three and One" in Jazz Recital February 23

February 16, 2000

February 16, 2000, Greencastle, Ind. - A jazz recital titled 'Three and One' is scheduled on Wednesday, February 23, at DePauw University. The 'Three' are Randy Salman, woodwinds; Eric Sayer, bass; and Jim Connerley, piano. The 'One' is guest artist Don Parker. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium. The concert is open and free to the public.

Parker is associate professor of music and director of percussion and jazz studies at the University of Missouri. He has a Bachelor of Music in performance and music business from DePauw, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in percussion performance from the University of Texas. He has pursued additional percussion instruction with Johnny Lee Lane, Ndugu Chancler, Craig Williams and Timothy Adams, Jr. 

2553Parker has served as an adjudicator and a guest conductor for many conference band and percussion clinics in the United States. He was a faculty member of the United States Percussion Camp held at Eastern Illinois University from 1988-1999. He has appeared as guest artist at many jazz festivals and has opened and performed at the Austin Jazz and Arts Festival for the past 11 years. He has appeared as a soloist with the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra in Houston and has played the Broadway touring shows of A Chorus Line and Crazy For You.

Parker can be heard on jazz vocalist Pamela Hart's compact disc, May I Come In and trombonist Bill Gibson's CD, Blues for Cook, both released in 1998. He performs contemporary and traditional chamber literature with his trumpet/percussion duo, Double Take and with the modern American music group Synchronia, out of St. Louis.

For more information about the recital, call the School of Music at (765) 658-4380.

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