Ryerson to perform at Jazz Showcase

Internationally-known jazz flutist Ali Ryerson will perform at the Jazz Showcase on Tuesday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. The showcase, entitled “Spotlight on the Flute,” will feature the Flute Choir, Jazz Ensemble I, Chapel Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and various chamber jazz ensembles.

Jeffrey Holmes, coordinator and producer of the showcase, will direct Jazz Ensemble I. Other faculty directors will be Catherine Jensen-Hole, John Leonard, Christopher Krueger and David Sporny. Student flute soloists will be Dominique Gagne and Ricky Mraz.

Ryerson has been active in New York City jazz clubs and as a recording artist with nearly two dozen albums to her name. She has performed in the United States, Europe, Japan and Africa. Festivals in which she has performed include: Carnegie Hall, Centennial Celebration; JVC Jazz Festival, New York City; Monterey Jazz Festival, California; Belga Jazz Festival, Belgium; Guinness Jazz Festival, Ireland and Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.

Ryerson’s performance is part of the First Light Residency, co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center and the Department of Music and Dance.

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).