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Contact:
Barbara Laskin
651-696-6203

Well-known Jazz Artist to Perform at Macalester College

September 25, 2009 - St. Paul, Minn. -Uri Caine, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, will perform at Macalester College on Tuesday, October 6 at 8 p.m. in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

Caine is a jazz musician with a significant interest in many other musical traditions, such as Klezmer and Western art music. He is also known for his reworkings of pieces by classical composers, including Bach's “Goldberg Variations,” Beethoven's “Diabelli Variations,” and works by Mahler and Mozart.

He has recorded 19 CDs and played in bands led by Philly Joe Jones, Hank Mobley, Grover Washington, and others. As a composer he has received commissions from such groups as the Seattle Chamber Players, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra.

At Macalester Caine will speak to classes and rehearse with the group MacJazz, with whom he will be performing his compositions “Face Off,” “Witch Doctor,” and “Rush Hour.” He will also perform several solo numbers, including Fats Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose” and a jazz-inspired reworking of Mozart’s “Sonata in C.”

This concert is part of the college’s New Music Series, which is supported by the Rivendell Foundation.

No reservations are required. For more information, contact the Music Department at 651-696-6808 or go to macalester.edu/music and click on events.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,958 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement.