Trombone Jazz at Next SonoKlect

LEXINGTON, VA -- Jazz great Glenn Ferris will make a rare US appearance in the first Sonoklect concert of the season. His up-beat virtuosic trombone playing has been inspiring musicians for decades. Having made his home in Paris for the past 22 years, this performance should be a great treat for stateside jazz fans. The free concert is on Saturday night, September 28th at 8:oo at the Lenfest Center on the campus of Washington and Lee.

Los Angeles born Ferris played first came to prominence with the Don Ellis band in the 1960s. He was later a featured soloist with Billy Cobham’s great fusion band of the 1970s. Along the way he also performed with such diverse figures as Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder and Philly Jo Jones.

“When I heard Ferris playing in a jazz club in Paris last spring I knew I had to bring him to perform in Lexington,” said Sonoklect director Terry Vosbein. After several months of e-mails followed by business meetings at various Parisian bistros, arrangements were made to present Ferris in his first US performance in decades.

The concert will begin with a trio consisting of Ferris and two virtuoso French string players, cellist Vincent Segal and bassist Bruno Rousselet. After a brief intermission Ferris will return with bassist Rousselet and drummer Jeff Boudreaux for a set featuring the Chrominance Trio. Both trios are highly regarded in European jazz festivals and record on the Enya Label.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance. No tickets are needed. For more information on the concert please contact Sonoklect director, Terry Vosbein at 463-8851.


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