CSM Presents 14th Annual Jazz Festival, March 31-April 1

World-renowned Saxophonist/Composer/Arranger Phil Burlin will perform at CSM?s 14th Annual Jazz Festival March 31-April 1.

CSM Welcomes Public School Jazz Bands to Clinic with Renowned Musician

The College of Southern Maryland's 14th Annual Jazz Festival, March 31-April 1, will give area public school jazz bands a chance to sharpen their skills'and area music lovers a chance to tap their toes.

Jazz band students from area high schools will attend clinics all day beginning at 9 a.m., March 31, at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building. World-renowned jazz saxophonist, composer/arranger Phil Burlin will rehearse with each band and critique their performances as part of Friday's clinic. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The festival continues with a jazz concert at 8 p.m. with The Phil Burlin Quartet.

At 8 p.m., April 1, the festival concludes with performances by the North Point High School Jazz Band and CSM's Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with Burlin as the special guest artist.

Burlin attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and North Texas State University. He directed the saxophone and clarinet quartets and taught jazz improvisation and saxophone at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Westminster, Maryland. He opened for Miles Davis at the Eubie Blake Jazz Festival with the Gary Thomas Quintet and was a featured soloist with Electra recording artist Danny Gatton from 1987-1989. In 1988, Burlin's quintet, The Shape of Things, recorded a CD of all Burlin originals titled “Urban Undertow.”

Burlin has served as first tenor saxophone in the U.S. Navy Band Commodores for the past 25 years and has performed with jazz artists such as Chris Potter, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Mintzer, Stanley Turrentine, Seamus Blake and Branford Marsalis.

For information, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts. For tickets, contact bxoffc@csmd.edu or 301-934-7828.

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Area Public School Jazz Band Clinic at CSM. March 31. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Beginning at 9 a.m. and throughout the day, world renowned saxophonist Phil Burlin will rehearse and critique area public school jazz bands as part of the annual CSM Jazz Festival. Free. No tickets required. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert. 8 p.m., March 31. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Phil Burlin Quartet will perform. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert with World-renowned jazz Saxophonist, Composer/Arranger Phil Burlin. 8 p.m., April 1. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM concludes the 14th Annual Jazz Festival with performances by the North Point High School Jazz Band and CSM's Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with special guest artist and world-renowned saxophonist Phil Burlin, lead tenor saxophonist with the Navy Commodores for over 25 years. $5 in advance, $7 day of event. bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.

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