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Randy Salman Trio Performs Thursday Night

March 9, 2005

March 9, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The Randy Salman Trio featuring Sandy Williams will perform as part of DePauw's newest music series, DePauw Jazz at the Duck, this Thursday, March 10. Performing classic standards and contemporary jazz arrangements, the group showcases saxophonist and professor of music Randy Salman (seen in photo), guitarist Sandy Williams and bassist Paul Musser. The show is free and open to the public, beginning at 9 p.m. in the Walden Inn's Fluttering Duck.

Salman's sound should be very familiar to local music enthusiasts. Currently director of the DePauw Jazz Ensemble, his distinguished career features engagements with jazz legends Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, and Louis Bellson. He has also appeared on notable recordings by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra as a charter member, as well as with the Eastman Jazz Trio, Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, and Condition Blue.

As a guitarist and studio musician, Sandy Williams' musical experiences are both diverse and impressive. A graduate of Indiana University in Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology, he has williams.jpgperformed with internationally known jazz drummers like Steve Smith of Steps Ahead, Chester Thompson of Weather Report and William Kennedy from the Yellowjackets. An active member of the Indianapolis recording industry, Williams' recent activities include a studio project with John Mellencamp as well as performances with Jim Farrelly's group True to Form.

"This show is a great chance for people to check out some wonderful jazz standards in a relaxed trio setting," says bassist and series organizer Paul Musser. "It's also a personal pleasure to play with great musicians like Randy and Sandy."

Read more about DePauw Jazz at the Duck in this previous story.

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