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John Gunther to play free concert with BYU Jazz Legacy Nov. 1

Guest artist John Gunther will join with Brigham Young University’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band for a performance Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.

Conducted by Steve Call, the group will perform a number of jazz songs by Dick Cary, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins, Tom Delaney and many others.

Gunther plays the clarinet and saxophone and is an associate professor of jazz studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds a bachelors degree in music performance from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of Miami. In addition, he is a member of the Denver-based jazz group “Convergence.” He has received grants from “Meet the Composer” and the National Endowment for the Arts.

He has performed or recorded with John Abercrombie, Buddy DeFranco, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.

BYU’s Dixieland Band has performed at multiple international jazz festivals, earning them an international reputation as quality performers. The band features clarinet, trombone, trumpet, piano, banjo, drums and bass playing music from the influential ‘20s and ‘30s.

For more information, contact Steve Call at (801) 422-6116, stevecall@byu.edu.

Writer: Preston Wittwer

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