All New England Jazz Festival March 28

March 16th, 2006 by Adam

Top high school musicians from all over New England will gather at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center March 28 for the 2006 All New England Jazz Festival. The daylong event culminates in a 7 p.m. concert featuring a 17-piece jazz band under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Mike Davison from the University of Richmond.

Davison holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin. Head of the jazz and brass programs at Richmond since 1986, he is president of the Virginia chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators and on the board of the National Trumpet Competition. He has performed as a member of several groups, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and both the Canadian and Empire brass quintets. Davison has recorded numerous jazz and classical albums and written two books of transcriptions on trumpeter Randy Brecker. He is also on the trumpet faculty at the International Arts Camp in Interlochen, Mich., and is in great demand throughout the country as a classical and jazz teacher and performer.

Tickets for the concert are $8 at the Silver Center for the Arts box office, (603) 535-ARTS. The box office is closed Monday March 20 – Sunday March 26 during University Spring Break. Tickets will be available Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 from noon – 6 p.m. and before the concert.

For information e-mail Scott Grant, sagrant@mail.plymouth.edu

Plymouth State University (PSU) is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. PSU offers 42 majors and 62 minors in programs that include education, business, humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences. The College of Graduate Studies offers coursework that promotes research, best practices and reflection in locations on- and off-campus as well as online. For non-traditional students, PSU’s Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers working professionals opportunities to pursue an undergraduate degree by attending classes in the evenings, weekends and online. Located in a beautiful New England setting, Plymouth State University has been recognized as one of the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review.