Dynamic jazz drummer Duffy Jackson will join MTSU’s Jazz Ensembles in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Hinton Music Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
Tickets for the April 15 concert with the Jazz Ensembles I and II are $15 for the general public and can be purchased at the door. Admission is free for MTSU students, faculty and staff with valid IDs.
Earlier the same day, Jackson will present a free public educational clinic at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Saunders Fine Arts Building.
Jackson’s swinging style has driven the big-name bands of Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton and Illinois Jacquet. He’s also performed with jazz legends Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine and Buddy Rich.
A former “Eminent Scholar” in the Florida Atlantic University music program, Jackson, who now lives in Nashville, plays festivals, travels around the United States performing and teaching at universities and performs in Europe many times each year.
A parking map of MTSU arts venues, including the Wright Music Building, is available at www.mtsu.edu/socialmedia/docs/mapforweb.jpg.
For more information about MTSU’s jazz program, please visit www.mtsu.edu/music/jazzpage.php. For more information on this and other MTSU School of Music events, call 615-898-2493 or visit www.mtsumusic.com and click on the “Concert Calendar” link.