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U.Va. Jazz Ensemble to Perform Feb. 5 with Jerry Bergonzi

February 4, 2000 -- The McIntire Department of Music will present the University of Virginia Jazz Ensemble on Sat., Feb. 5 at 8:15 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults/$8 for students and 8 ARTS$ for U.Va. students.

The Jazz Ensemble, led by John D'earth will welcome guest artist, tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi. Mr. Bergonzi is member of the new generation of jazz tenor saxophonists who inherited the tradition from John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, and Wayne Shorter. Bergonzi, who has performed all over the world, first came to prominence with the Dave Brubeck quartet. He has performed with a whos who of jazz greats including Roy Haines, Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Jerry Mulligan, Tom Harrell, and Eddie Gomez. In recent years he has come to prominence as a leader performing worldwide; his cds regularly topping the critics poles. He has also come to prominence as an educator. Bergonzi, a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music, has written a four volume series, Inside Improvization which is a best seller in jazz education. He has developed and taught clinics all over the world including Berklee College of Music, Eastman and the Paris Conservatory.

D'earth is particularly excited about bringing Bergonzi to U.Va. because they have know each other since D'earth was a teenager. He and Jerry have played together over the years. John and Jerry performed together at the now legendary Miles Davis re-creation, at the Montreaux Jazz Festival of Davis's collaborations with composer/arranger Gil Evans, under the direction of Quincy Jones.

The Jazz Ensemble will also host special guests and Jazz Ensemble alumni Lisa Mezzacappa on Bass and Brian Griffin on drums.

There will be a free Masterclass by Jerry Bergonzi on Sat., Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall 107.

CONTACT: Marcy Day (804) 924-6492; mday@virginia.edu

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact University News Services at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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