Peabody Conservatory Drummer in 'Spotlight' Sept. 19
September 13, 2007
Contact: University Relations
Nathan Jolley, a Peabody Conservatory-trained drummer who performs with the institution’s jazz band as well as the Washington Jazz Arts Institute, will perform as part of the University of Baltimore's "Spotlight UB" Peabody Recital Series on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in an afternoon concert. Jolley, who has been praised by JazzTimes magazine for the "youthful athleticism" of his playing, will be joined by pianist Todd Simon on the stage of UB's Student Center Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Ticket information below.)
Jolley's program includes the following:
"If I Were a Bell," Miles Davis
"So What?," Miles Davis
"Body and Soul," Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green
"Have You Met Miss Jones?," Richard Rogers
"Take the 'A' Train," Duke Ellington
"Equinox," John Coltrane
"Recordame," Joe Henderson
"There Is No Greater Love," Isham Jones
"Cherokee," Ray Noble
"Now Is the Time," Charlie Parker
Jolley has opened for such noted performers as John Legend, Ron Carter, and James Moody. He was selected to participate in the Ravinia Jazz Festival in Chicago, and he recently performed at the BET Jazz Festival. He has also performed with Gary Thomas, Nasar Abadey, Davey Yarborough, Eric Lewis, Dr. William Smith, and Ingrid Jensen. JazzTimes lauded him, saying, "Drummer Nathan is an equally confident and expressive player whose performance was a display of youthful athleticism; he buoyed and bounced around the kit with an elasticity that matched the shifting dynamics of his drumming. It was explosive musicianship that deserved a bountiful audience."
An active performer principally in the Baltimore area, Todd Simon has also played various venues in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Virginia and beyond. He has performed live alongside respected names like Conrad Herwig, Sam Rivers, David Sanchez, Ingrid Jensen, George Garzone, Rufus Reid, Dave Samuels, Dontae Winslow, and Gary Thomas. Simon’s composition, "McCoy's Mode," was performed by the Peabody Lab Band in their Spring 2007 concert.
Tickets for Jolley's performance are $2 each, and are available at www.etix.com.
Complete details about the "Spotlight UB" 2007-08 season are available here. For more information about "Spotlight UB," send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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