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Grammy Award-winner Alison Brown at BYU Nov. 4

Grammy Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown and her quartet with guest artist Andrea Zonn playing the violin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in Brigham Young University's de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $12 and $2 off with student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://performances.byu.edu.

Brown has achieved an international reputation as a banjo player for pushing the instrument out of its familiar Appalachian settings and into new musical territory. She composed and played her way into the affections of jazz-hued acoustic music fans with a unique voice on a relatively unexplored instrument.

Brown, who received her bachelor's degree from Harvard and MBA from UCLA, never imagined herself as an acclaimed banjo player performing in Carnegie Hall and accepting a Grammy Award.

Zonn has also appeared at the Grammy Awards as well as "The Tonight Show," "The Today Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman." She graduated from Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music and has performed with a variety of artists including James Taylor, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant.

Other members of the quartet include John R. Burr playing the piano, Garry West playing the bass and Larry Atamanuik playing the drums.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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