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March 31, 2010 > Jazz Festival celebrates 25 years

Jazz Festival celebrates 25 years

Music knows no boundaries as Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) celebrates 25 years of its annual Jazz Festival on April 16 with a performance by the Tim Armacost Quartet. The performance in the University Theatre will also feature the work of the CSUEB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Johannes Wallmann, assistant professor of music. "Having the Tim Armacost Quartet at our festival represents a wonderful opportunity for our students to perform with some of the most accomplished musicians of the New York jazz scene." said Wallmann.

A tenor saxophonist with a "big soulful sound" (Seattle Times), Armacost has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, India, and the United States. Jazz Times Magazine called him "a modern romantic whose heart-on-sleeve declamations pulse with raw emotions."

Joining Armacost will be "an exceptional group with which Armacost has been able to work on a regular basis for a while" (Jazz Improv Magazine), including pianist Bruce Barth (Terence Blanchard, Gil Evans, Slide Hampton, Art Farmer), bassist Kenny Davis (Freddie Hubbard, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Diane Reeves), and jazz drum legend Billy Hart (Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, Pharaoh Sanders, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tuner, Stan Getz).

Tickets at $15 general, $12 for seniors and youth, or $10 with CSUEB ID may be reserved at http://music.csueastbay.edu/tickets.php or (510) 885-3167.

Information is at: http://music.csueastbay.edu/jazz_festival.php.

Jazz Festival
Friday, April 16
8 p.m.
Cal State East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward
(510) 885-3167
http://music.csueastbay.edu/jazz_festival.php

$15 general, $12 for seniors and youth, or $10 with CSUEB ID

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