2013 Jazz Festival
February 28, 2013
Featuring Dave Samuels
Dave Samuels has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. He is recognized for his fresh new sound and creative approach to both the vibraphone and marimba. Samuels has demonstrated his versatility and gained world wide recognition by performing and recording with a broad scope of artists.
Once again we've teamed up with the Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College to bring you one of the top names in Jazz. Our festival will be on a Thursday as usual, however, you'll want to arrive for the concert at the hall on Wednesday for our special guest concert:
Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project - WEDNESDAY CONCERT
Founded in 1993 by Dave Samuels, The Caribbean Jazz Project has set a new standard in original, improvised music based on the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean, where music from Africa, Europe and the Caribbean Islands first merged and spread its roots. The Caribbean Jazz Project explores these styles meshing them with the spontaneity of Jazz. Considered “thoroughly inventive,” the ensemble has earned numerous Grammy nominations, including a win for Best Latin Jazz Recording for The Gathering.