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Jazz Marathon Live: Bassist William Parker

WTJU Special Jazz Marathon Live Performance
and UVa Residency
Bassist William Parker
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3pm

William Parker

On Wednesday and Thursday October 13th and 14th, The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU-FM present acclaimed jazz bassist and composer William Parker in residence at the University of Virginia.

Parker has been a fixture on the world music scene since the early 70’s, and has performed with everyone from traditionalists like Maxine Sullivan to modern jazz icons like Cecil Taylor. He brings a social activism to some of his music as well, having said…"it is the role of the artist to incite political, social, and spiritual revolution, to awaken us from our sleep and never let us forget our obligations as human beings…..”

The William Parker Quartet will perform in concert at the UVA Chapel on Wednesday October 13th at 8 p.m. In addition, he will speak to music students at the Music Resource Center, conduct a master class at Old Cabell Hall, lecture for a class on Arts Administration at Campbell Hall, and appear on WTJU during the Jazz Marathon fundraiser.

This event is co sponsored by the Program of Arts Administration/Department of Architecture, The Carter Woodson Institute, and the University Programs Council.

For more information visit The Charlottesville Jazz Society, or call 434 249-6191.

Residency Schedule

Wednesday, October 13
  • 1:30 p.m. Workshop at Music Resource Center, open to all music students in Charlottesville, free.
  • 3 To 4 p.m. William on WTJU, 91.1 Jazz Marathon show, hosted by Michael Shelton.
  • 8 p.m. Concert by William Parker Quartet in UVA Chapel. $15 general, $10 for UVA faculty/staff and WTJU volunteers and staff; $5 students.
  • 10 p.m. reception hosted by UPC (University Program Council).
Thursday, October 14
  • morning, to be determined;. lecture or master class at St Anne's Belfield
  • 3:30 master class at Cabell Hall for John D'earth's Improv class, open to all UVA students.
  • 5 p.m lecture at Campbell Hall for George Sampson's Design Thinking class.

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