For release: February 28, 2011
For press information, contact Carol Morse (901) 678-2279
Jazz Week kicks off Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt
School of Music. Headliner for this year's event is saxophonist Rahsaan Barber and
his group El Movimiento, who will perform with the Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
on Saturday, March 5 in the U of M's Harris Concert Hall.
Barber's resume as a performer includes notable appearances with the late Al Grey,
Bobby Sanabria, Winard Harper and Manny Oquendo Y Libre. He was selected as one of
only four Americans to perform at the 2003 World Saxophone Competition held at the
Montreux Jazz Festival. For Jazz Week, Barber will also perform with the core of El
Movimiento, which includes Dominican percussionist Giovanni Rodriguez and Puerto Rican
trumpeter Imer Santiago.
All performances are held at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Concert Hall. Admission for the concerts
March 1-4 is free. General admission for performance on the March 5 is $10; $7 for
non-U of M students and seniors. For ticket information, call Box Office (901) 678-1651.
Harris Concert Hall is located in the Music Building, 3775 Central Avenue on the University
of Memphis campus.
2011 Jazz Week Schedule
The Southwest Horns
Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
University of Memphis Student Jazz Combos
Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
University of Memphis Faculty Jazz Players
Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
University of Memphis Jazz Singers
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra with
Rahsaan Barber an El Movimiento
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.