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Enjoy Concerts by DePauw Jazz Ensemble and Condition Blue This Week

February 22, 2006

February 22, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University’s jazz program will be on display this week in concerts by jazz quintet Condition Blue and the DePauw Jazz Ensemble. Led by Randy Salman, saxophonist and director of jazz studies at DePauw, the classic jazz stylings of Condition Blue can be heard Thursday, February 23 at Walden Inn's "DePauw Jazz at the Duck." Salman will also be directing the DePauw Jazz Ensemble in its opening concert of the semester, Sunday, February 26 in Kresge Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

Specializing in the Blue Note recordings of the 1950s and 1960s, Condition Blue focuses on works from such jazz masters as HankRandy Salman.jpg Mobley, Kenny Dorham and Lee Morgan. Their timeless repertoire and skilled musicianship have made the ensemble one of DePauw Jazz at the Duck’s most popular groups. Along with Salman (seen at right), the group features trumpeter Jeff Helgesen, pianist Michael Stryker, drummer Jeff Magby and bassist Paul Musser, who teaches in the School of Music and is director of DePauw Jazz at the Duck. The two-hour Thursday concert will begin at 9 p.m. at Walden Inn’s Fluttering Duck.

The DePauw Jazz Ensemble’s Sunday afternoon concert will showcase the University’s talented students in a program that features works by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and others. Beginning at 3 p.m. in the DePauw Performing Arts Center’s Kresge Auditorium, the concert also includes a new arrangement of saxophonist Joe Henderson’s Black Narcissusby Paul Musser.

The Jazz Ensemble can be heard later in the semester as part of the DePauw Jazz at the Duck series on March 9. The group’s closing concert on April 26 will feature noted guest trombonist Rick Simerly.

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