Critically acclaimed pianist and composer Donald Brown joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for their “Jazz Composers’ Concert” on Sunday, March 13 at 4 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium in CCM Village. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for non-UC students and free for UC students.
The concert – dubbed “Blues Man From Memphis” – will feature Brown and his music, arranged by guest arranger and trumpeter Vance Thompson, who serves as artistic director of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. Raised in Memphis, Brown first played rhythm and blues, which is still recognizable in his music. Nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “The Insane Asylum,” Brown has worked as a soloist and accompanist in the bands of such notable musicians as Donald Byrd, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson and Toots Thielemans. Brown is considered part of the Memphis Three, a trio of exceptional keyboard talents that passed through Memphis State University in the ’70s that also includes James Williams and Mulgrew Miller.
CCM’s concert will be conducted by Scott Belck and Paul Piller. For more information or to purchase tickets call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 or visit ccm.uc.edu.
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