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Woody Woodward Organ Trio Opens 'Jazz at the Duck' January 29

January 23, 2009

walden inn front.jpgJanuary 23, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — The Spring 2009 season of DePauw Jazz at the Duck kicks off on Thursday, January 29, with a performance by the Woody Woodward Organ Trio with Randy Salman. You're invited to the free performance, which begins at 9 p.m. at Walden Inn's Fluttering Duck.

Showcasing the classic repertoire of 1950s and 1960s organ groups like Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott, and Groove Holmes, the Woody Woodward Organ Trio features veteran musicians Woody Woodward (Hammond organ) and Gary Peyton (drums) from Champaign, Illinois, as well as Randy Salman (tenor sax), who is director of jazz studies at DePauw.

“This is a great way to lauch our spring series,” says Paul Musser, a professor in the DePauw School of Music and coordinator of Jazz at the Duck. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity to listen to the unique and exciting sound of a Hammond organ trio played by seasoned professionals.”walden inn logo.jpg

Established in 2005, DePauw Jazz at the Duck features area jazz musicians as well as the University's talented jazz students and faculty. The weekly performances -- all on Thursday evenings and presented free of charge -- take place in the friendly confines of the Fluttering Duck. Upcoming series events include the Sandy Williams Quartet on February 5, Greg Spero Quartet (February 12), and Jazz Mayhem with Jeff Helgesen (February 19).

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