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Frank Portolese Trio to play Jazz at the Duck

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Frank Portolese Trio will play DePauw Jazz at the Duck from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

The group features Frank Portolese (DePauw '75) on guitar and a rhythm section of brothers Fred and Sam Withrow on bass and drums, respectively.

The performance, as always, is at The Inn at DePauw's Fluttering Duck and is free and open to the public.

Portolese has been active in the Chicago area as a performer and educator for more than 25 years. He has performed throughout the U.S., the UK and Europe.

His performing credits include Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Shelley Manne, Ira Sullivan, Catherine Russell, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Bobby Shew and many others. His pop performing credits range from Sammy Davis Jr. to Clay Aiken.

Portolese's debut CD, "Transparent" is on the Southport label and was released in 1994. His second release, "Last Call," also on Southport, was released in February 2000. His latest, "Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos" was released in November 2010.

Portolese founded the Jazz Program for Midwest Young Artists, a youth music organization located at Fort Sheridan, Ill.

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