Randy Salman to be featured at Jazz at the Duck

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jazz at the Duck, a weekly jazzy jam on Thursday nights at the DePauw Inn's Fluttering Duck Bar, has seen a fine start after kicking off its concert season on Thursday, Sept. 10.

The Steve Snyder Trio, The Men of Note and Kandance have highlighted the series in past weeks and its sponsors (the Inn at DePauw, the Fluttering Duck, the DePauw University School of Music, DePauw Artsfest 2015, the DePauw University Public Occasions Committee and the DePauw Office of Facilities Management) have announced their headliners for each Thursday in October.

Oct. 1 -- This week's headliner will be DePauw faculty member and saxophonist Randy Salman as he takes part in an organ quartet with colleagues Sandy Williams on guitar and Steve Snyder on the Hammond (organ). Percussionist Kevin Johnson will also be joining the quartet for an evening of ballads, blues and standards derived from the classics.

Salman and his fellow musicians will kick things off at 8:30 p.m. and wrap up around 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 8 -- On Thursday, Oct. 8, Mitch Shiner will perform through a fascinating instrument called a vibraphone. A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Shiner will be joined by Indianapolis native Kenny Phelps on drums. Phelps is known for his work with jazz legends such as DeeDee Bridgewater and Steve Allee.

Snyder will be rounding out the trio on the Hammond as the group plays from 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 -- Tim Whalen, who is a veteran of the New York jazz scene and played for many years with organist Jack McDuff, will be the featured act on Oct. 15. Mike Hyman, an artist possessing international performing credits with musicians like Joe Henderson and Gary Burton, will join Whalen on drums. Snyder will again reprise the Hammond to form a trio.

Music is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. and run until 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 -- There will be no Jazz at the Duck the week of Oct.19 due to fall break at DePauw University.

Oct. 29 -- Salman will close out the October jazz sessions when he, Phelps, Snyder and Jesse Whitman take the stage at 8:30 p.m. An Artsfest set will also be featured, consisting of transformations of popular music into jazz pieces. Music from Earth, Wind and Fire, the O'Jays, the Association and the Beatles will highlight the remakes.

For more information on Jazz at the Duck and the upcoming the 2015 DePauw Artsfest, visit www.depauw.edu/arts.

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