Jazz Quartet up next in Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series at Jamestown College continues with a performance by the Russell Peterson Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 and can be reserved through the Box Office. Call (701) 252-3467 ext. 5435, send e-mail to tickets@jc.edu, or visit the Jamestown College web site, www.uj.edu and click on “Community” and “Reiland Box Office.”

An accomplished classical/jazz saxophonist, bassoonist and composer, Peterson has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe with the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet as well as with the Hard-Bop Jazz Saxophone Quartet, Post-Traumatic Funk Syndrome, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and FM Symphony Wind Quintet. He is the winner of the top prize at the International Geneva Saxophone Concours and MTNA National Music Competition.

Peterson holds degrees from Youngstown State University, Le Conservatoire de Bordeaux and Bowling Green State University. He is instructor of saxophone, bassoon and jazz ensemble at Concordia College. He will be joined by Doug Neill on bass, Joel Thompson on drums and Mary Marshall on piano.

The series concludes with the Sonic Escape instrumental ensemble on Saturday, March 23. Sonic Escape is a flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates performing original works, arrangements and improvisations.

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