Adam Kolker of the Department of Music and Dance, will perform in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 8:15 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.
Kolker will play works on saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. On the clarinet he will perform Igor Stravinsky’s "Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo," while on the bass clarinet he will play J.S. Bach’s "Prelude from the Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1 in G Major." On the saxophone he will perform a number of works by Thelonious Monk and improvisations on Bela Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, as well as his own compositions, including "Meditation #4," "Drunken Waltz" and "J.V."
During the course of the concert, Kolker will be joined by professor Jeffrey Holmes on piano and trumpet and Bob Weiner on drums.
Kolker, who has been a member of the jazz and African-American music studies faculty since 1999, performs regularly with Ray Barretto and New World Spirit, the Village Vanguard Orchestra and Bobby Previte''s "Horse." He has performed with such well-known musicians and organizations as the Woody Herman Orchestra, The Story, Gunther Schuller''s Jazz Repertory Orchestra and Boston Musica Viva. He received three Grammy nominations for best Latin Jazz Album. His first album, Crazy Bird, climbed to the top ten on CMJ music charts.
Admission is $10 general public, $5 for students, senior citizens and children under 18. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (545-2511).