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RADD Jazz Series to feature pianist, composer Matt Harris

February 14, 2014

Two upcoming RADD Jazz Series events at UW-River Falls will feature Los Angeles-based jazz pianist and composer Matt Harris.

The first event will be Jazz Club Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include refreshments, a cash bar, and feature a chocolate fountain. Experience a true “Jazz Club” atmosphere at UWRF’s Jazz Club Cabaret.

The Valentine’s Day jazz concert will feature Harris with UWRF Music Department faculty David Milne (saxophones), Eric Graham (bass) and Craig Hara (drums), in a program of original jazz music by Harris. The second concert is a UWRF Jazz Ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature performances, compositions and arrangements by Harris, including the world premier of a newly commissioned work for the UWRF Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble is directed by David Milne and Craig Hara.

More information about Harris can be found at www.mattharrismusic.com.

The RADD Jazz Series is dedicated to the memory of John Radd, professor of music and Jazz Ensemble director at UWRF. Upcoming RADD Jazz events include: UWRF Jazz Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in Abbott Concert Hall and Universal Language Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, in Abbott Concert Hall.

For more information on these events or accommodations, call Student Life at 715-425-4444 or visit www.uwrf.edu/StudentLife/ActivitiesAndEvents/RaddJazzSeries.cfm.