FRIDAY | MAY 11, 2018 | 8:00PM | EASTVOLD AUDITORIUM - KAREN HILLE PHILLIPS CENTER @ PLU
Thanks to a generous endowment established by PLU alumnus Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50, the Dick and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for jazz studies created an annual two-day artist-in-residence program. Each year, this endowment allows us to bring a renowned jazz artist to campus to perform with the University Jazz Ensemble and a select local high school jazz band, to lead rehearsals and public master classes, and participate in other educational and performance activities. Last year the University Jazz Ensemble featured tenor saxophonist Jeff Coffin.
This year we present alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, who has performed and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, Mike LeDonne, Carl Allen, and many others. His extensive guest soloist appearances include performances with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center with Jon Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band. Vincent tours frequently with his projects around the United States, Europe, Japan, China and around the world. Vincent continues to share his distinct voice and musical knowledge, as a performer and jazz educator. He is currently on staff at William Paterson University and at Manhattan School of Music.