Whittier College
Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Sept. 9, 2001                   

Reference: 02/03: 16

Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216                 

Bennie Maupin Jazzes Up Chamber Series at Whittier College

WHAT:                        The Bennie Maupin Trio

WHEN:                   3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29


WHERE:                      The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier
                             College 13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier

COST:                         $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, and $5 student
                             rush (one hour prior to the performance.) 

ADD:                           Bennie Maupin and his trio have performed two jazz concerts at the Shannon Center, which is proud to present the world premiere of new music created under the auspices of the Chamber Music America 2001–02 New Works Creation and Presentation Program.  The first half of the show will feature the trio—saxophone, bass and drums—and one additional musician playing prepared piano and synthesizer.  The score is in suite form and will feature various combinations of instruments—solo, duo, trio and quartet in a series of five to six movements.  Maupin says the composed structures should make a “fitting contrast to short episodes of group and solo improvisations.  My intent is to combine the elements of composition and jazz improvisation into a deeply personal and engaging expression of modern 21st century chamber music.”  The second half of the concert, “Inner Sky,” will feature the trio and quartet with the spoken word and modern dance improvisations. 

INFORMATION:         Call the Shannon Center Box Office at (562) 907-4203

PHOTO:                  For a digital photo, call the Office of Public Relations
                             at (562) 907-4216.

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