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Monday Night Jazz featuring Ron Blake, Saxophone

Event Type: Music
Facility: School of Music (MUS)
Presented By: School of Music
Monday Night Jazz featuring Ron Blake, Saxophone       
Jazz recording artist and member of the Saturday Night Live band, Ron Blake joins the USF Jazz faculty and USF Jazz Ensemble I for this installment of the MNJS!
Multi-talented saxophonist Ron Blake inhabits many MUSICAL worlds, and nowhere is this more apparent than on his third release for Mack Avenue, Shayari (shy-ree). Produced by pianist Michael Cain (who also appears on the CD), Shayari (the meaning, in Urdu, a type of ancient poetry consisting of couplets and a highly stylized form of verse considered extremely beautiful) combines fertile ground from each of Blake’s worlds to create an extraordinary landscape of its own.
Blake, Virgin Islands-born native, is based in New York City. He is a well-rounded musician and has recorded three CDs as a leader; in addition, his discography numbers more than 50 recordings as either a guest or sideman with leading artists. They include Roy Hargrove; Art Farmer; the Christian McBride Band; Spirit Music Jamia; Red, Hot + Riot; and the Grammy® nominated, Latin pop group, Yerba Buena; also, Blake has recorded soundtracks (most recently on El Cantante starring Marc Anthony/Jennifer Lopez). The multi-talented musician is entering his third season as a member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band.
Date: 2/25/2013
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Location: Concert Hall-Stage
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
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