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DePauw Jazz at the Duck Winds Up Inaugural Season with Quartets May 5 & 12

May 3, 2005

walden inn front.jpgMay 3, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw Jazz at the Duck will conclude its inaugural season with performances by the Paul Musser Quartet on May 5 and the Randy Salman Quartet featuring Sandy Williams on May 12. These Thursday night performances will take place from 9pm to midnight at Walden Inn's Fluttering Duck and are free and open to the public.

"This past semester was certainly a success," says series organizer and director of marketing at DePauw's School of Music, Paul Musser. "The crowds and performers were great. We'll be back next year looking to build on these accomplishments."

With support from DePauw University, all of the events this past semester were free and open to the public. Highlights included visits by Grammy-winning saxophonist, arranger and composer Chip McNeill; local blues veteran Tad Robinso;, and the debut of the Walden Jazz Sextet. DePauw students were also actively involved in the series, with performances by both the DePauw Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos. DePauw faculty members Randy Salman, Lennie Foy, Gary Walters, Sandy Williams, Jack Helsley and Paul Musser also appeared as a part of the series.

For the May 5 date, tenor saxophonist Casey Fitzpatrick, guitarist Young Kim and drummer Chris Baker will join Musser to form the quartet. The group will perform a mixture of standards as well as originals from both the bassist and guitarist. On May 12, tenor saxophonist and director of jazz studies at DePauw, Randy Salman, will be joined by guitarist Sandy Williams, drummer Aleks Gylys and Musser on the bass.

For more information, call (765) 658-6737 or send an e-mail by clicking here. Visit the DePauw University School of Music online by clicking here.

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