DePauw Jazz at the Duck Closes Spring Semester with Sandy Williams Quartet

DePauw Jazz at the Duck Closes Spring Semester with Sandy Williams Quartet

May 10, 2006

Sandy Williams.jpgMay 10, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw Jazz at the Duck will conclude its spring semester programming with an appearance by the Sandy Williams Quartet this Thursday, May 11. Taking place from 9 to 11 p.m. at Walden Inn's Fluttering Duck, this evening of music is free and open to the public.

A Greencastle native and adjunct instructor of music at DePauw, Sandy Williams is in high demand as a versatile guitarist in the Indianapolis music scene. An active member of the city's growing recording industry, Williams' recent activities include a studio project with John Mellencamp as well as performances with Jim Farrelly's group True to Form. A graduate of Indiana University in jazz studies and ethnomusicology, Professor Williams has performed with internationally-known jazz drummers like Steve Smith of Steps Ahead, Chester Thompson of Weather Report and William Kennedy from the Yellowjackets.

Featured in this concert will be saxophonist Randy Salman, director of jazzwalden inn front.jpg studies in the DePauw University School of Music. Professor Salman's long and distinguished career has featured engagements with jazz legends Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, and Louis Bellson. DePauw professor, bassist and series organizer Paul Musser and noted Indianapolis drummer Arthur Reiner will round out the rhythm section for Thursday's performance.

"This past semester has been a great success for the series, showing the community's support for live jazz," says Musser. "Don't miss this last opportunity to come out and listen."

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