CSM Presents Annual Jazz Festival March 23-24

Festival Features Weekend of Workshops, Performances

High school jazz bands will get a chance to show off their chops when they kick off the College of Southern Maryland’s 9th Annual Jazz Festival at 8 a.m., March 23, at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center. Greg Adams, world renowned trombonist, will rehearse and critique each band as part of the Jazz Festival.

Adam’s diversity has made him the consummate performer. He has arranged, performed and recorded with countless artists as diverse as his career, including The Eurythmics, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovett, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Luther Vandross, Aaron Neville, The Brothers Johnson, Phish, Little Feat Al Green, Quincy Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Peter Frampton, Josh Groban, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Celine Dion and many more. A musical travelogue has earned him both Grammy® and Emmy nominations, and an International Broadcasting Award from The Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Adams is a founding member of Tower of Power (TOP), legendary for the horn arrangements that made the TOP horn section a sought-out entity all its own.

The evening of March 23 will feature Randy Runyon’s Animal Zoo, with Randy Runyon Jr. on guitar, Zak Croxall on bass and Tom Hartman on drums.

The festival will continue March 24 with performances by Charles County Public Schools All County Jazz Band, Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble with special guest artists Randy Runyon’s Animal Zoo and Greg Adams. Old Line Bank is the sponsor for the College of Southern Maryland’s 2011-12 Arts season. For tickets or information, contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.

Calendar Listings

CSM Middle and High School Jazz Clinic. Beginning at 8 a.m. and running throughout the day, March 23, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Greg Adams, world renowned trombonist, will rehearse and critique each band as part of the annual Jazz Festival. Free. No ticket required. Old Line Bank is the sponsor for the College of Southern Maryland’s 2011-12 Arts season. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or BxOffc@csmd.edu. www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Jazz Festival. 8 p.m., March 23, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Randy Runyon’s Animal Zoo will perform featuring Randy Runyon Jr. on guitar, Zak Croxall on bass and Tom Hartman on drums. $5. Old Line Bank is the sponsor for the College of Southern Maryland’s 2011-12 Arts season. 301-934-7828, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or BxOffc@csmd.edu. www.csmd.edu/Arts.

CSM Jazz Performance with special guest Greg Adams. 8 p.m., March 24, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM concludes the Jazz Festival with performances by the Charles County Public Schools All County Jazz Band, Solid Brass Big Band Jazz Ensemble, with special guest artists Randy Runyon’s Animal Zoo and Greg Adams. $5. Old Line Bank is the sponsor for the College of Southern Maryland’s 2011-12 Arts season. 301-934-7828 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts

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