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Look for Prof. Sandy Williams in PBS Special, Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy

August 20, 2011

100161August 20, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Jazz guitarist Sandy Williams, adjunct instructor of music at DePauw University, will be seen Monday night, August 22, in a nationally televised PBS special, Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy. Williams is featured accompanying Feinstein on the song "Fly Me to the Moon." The program, which was taped in May at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on public television stations across the United States.

The show is described as "an exploration of the music that inspired Frank Sinatra, and the artists that were inspired by him." (below right: an image from the program; by Zach Dobson/PBS)

Williams studied improvisation and composition with legendary jazz composer/theorist George Russell. His jazz studies also included time spent at Indiana University (where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 with 100594majors in jazz studies and ethnomusicology) with jazz educator David Baker. He has performed at drum workshops with internationally-known jazz drummers Steve Smiths (of Steps Ahead), Chester Thompson (from Weather Report), and Will Kennedy (from the Yellowjackets). Williams also appears in drummer Kenny Aronoff's instructional video "Laying Down the Basics."

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is one of the nation's oldest private institutions for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana. Learn more here.