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Quartet of Prof. Sandy Williams Delivers 'Jazz at the Duck' Thursday

February 2, 2009

Sandy Williams.jpgFebruary 2, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Sandy Williams, guitarist and instructor in the DePauw University School of Music, will perform a free concert on Thursday, February 5, as part of the DePauw Jazz at the Duck series. The music begins at 9 p.m. at Walden Inn’s Fluttering Duck.

A Greencastle native and accomplished studio musician based in Indianapolis, Williams is a versatile musician active in the city’s growing recording industry. This incarnation of his quartet features bassist and series organizer Paul Musser (who is also a member of the DePauw School of Music faculty), distinguished Indy drummer Arthur Reiner, and saxophonist Gabriel Yonkler ’09.

For its performance at the Duck, Williams’ quartet will focus on the music of saxophonist Benny Golson. A member of such classic ensembles as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Jazztet, Golson composed walden inn front.jpgmemorable tunes including Stable Mates, Killer Joe, and Whisper Not.

Established in 2005, DePauw Jazz at the Duck features local and regional 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 Greg Spero Quartet (February 12), Jazz Mayhem with Jeff Helgesen (February 19), and John Spicknall Trio (February 26).

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