DePauw Jazz at the Duck Begins Season Thursday Night with Prof. Sandy Williams

DePauw Jazz at the Duck Begins Season Thursday Night with Prof. Sandy Williams

August 19, 2006

Sandy Williams.jpgAugust 19, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Guitarist Sandy Williams, professor in the DePauw University School of Music, will open the new season of DePauw Jazz at the Duck on Thursday, August 24. Performing from 9 to 11 p.m. at Walden Inn's Fluttering Duck, the performance is free and open to the public. The acclaimed series, which begins its fourth semester, will continue for 14 weeks.

"I'm glad to see that the DePauw and Greencastle communities have responded so positively to Jazz at the Duck over the last year and a half," says Paul Musser, DePauw professor, series director and bassist for Thursday's performance. "There will be plenty of wonderful jazz acts from across the greater Midwest throughout the semester and Sandy's return to the Duck is a great way to start things off."

walden flowers.jpgWilliams is a versatile guitarist, comfortable with a multitude of musical styles, who is much sought after in the Indianapolis music scene. Saxophonist Randy Salman, director of jazz studies at DePauw and an audience favorite, joins the group for the series opener along with drummer Art Reiner.

The coming weeks will continue to explore some of the best that classic jazz has to offer as the John Spicknall Trio perform August 31, and Champaign-Urbana's noted Boneyard Quintet play on September 7. Other series highlights include performances by Condition Blue, Jazz Mayhem, Chicago saxophonist Frank Catalano, as well as the DePauw University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos.

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