Guest Artist: Laurens Patzlaff, piano

Wednesday, January 28, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission

Join guest artist Laurens Patzlaff for a performance of Debussy and Schumann. He will also present a master class earlier that day, 5-7 p.m. Both events are free and are open to the public.

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Al Regni, alto saxophone, with Allen Farnham, piano

Monday, February 16
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission

Pianist Allen Farnham has been active in the New York City jazz scene as a pianist, composer/arranger, producer and teacher since the early 1980s. He has recorded with and accompanied a wide variety of performers.

He is active in the recording industry, having recorded extensively as both a leader and a side musician, and has worked as a staff producer and arranger for the West Coast-based jazz label Concord Records. Mr. Farnham has also served as that company’s director of national radio promotion.

A 1983 graduate of the Oberlin Music Conservatory, Mr. Farnham has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Meet the Composer Foundation. He also holds a master’s degree in jazz composition and arranging from William Paterson University and has been commissioned to write works for the CUG Orchestra (Nagoya, Japan), NPO Glovill (Toyko), the RIAS Big Band and the Englewinds Chamber Ensemble. He is presently an adjunct faculty member of the jazz department at New Jersey City University, Jersey City.

An Evening with Antonio García and Friends

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Free admission

Professor Antonio García will perform with Mary Hermann García, the 804 Jazz Bones, the Hanover Concert Band, the VCU Jazz Orchestra I with vocalist Rachel Pietri, the VCU String Orchestra, and the VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band. They will also be joined–via video–by the University of KwaZulu-Natal AsiHambe Jazz Ensemble.