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2012.10.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Music Department Hosts Peter Erskine Nov. 12 - 14

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Music is teaming up with drummer, composer and all-around jazz musician Peter Erskine for a concert and pair of free master classes in November.

As an artist-in-residence, Erskine will be on campus from Monday, Nov. 12 to Wednesday, Nov. 14 with the master classes bookending a public concert in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The Nov. 13 concert will also feature the UNO Jazz Ensembles and Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra. Tickets for the event are $10 for the general public; $5 for students and seniors; and free for anyone with a MavCard.

Erskine’s master class on Nov. 12 will focus on drums, while his Nov. 14 master class will focus on jazz. Both classes will take place in Strauss Performing Arts Center 109 at 3 p.m.

Erskine has been at the forefront of world-class jazz ensembles for four decades. His first professional work was in the 1970s with the bands of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and Weather Report.

Other acts Erskine has worked with include Steely Dan, the Brecker Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Chick Corea and many others.

For questions about any of these events, contact Pete Madsen, professor of music, at 402.554.2297 or by email at petermadsen@unomaha.edu.

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