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Dynamic Jazz Quartet to Perform at UW


September 28, 2011 — Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble SPOKE will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

A blend of musicians distinguished both for their virtuosity as well as their progressive group interplay, SPOKE consists of four members, bassist Dan Loomis, trombonist Andy Hunter, saxophonist Justin Wood and drummer Danny Fischer. The group features some of the new jazz generation's most adventurous and inspired improvisers.

"SPOKE is made up of an amazing group of phenomenal musicians," says Michael Lange, coordinator of student activities and programs at UW. "Their interplay and precision is great and very fun to watch live. When the possibility arose to work with Western State Arts Federation to bring the group out to Wyoming, we jumped on it."

In addition to performing at UW, SPOKE will spend time elsewhere in Wyoming. The group will work with both high school and college jazz bands and will perform a free concert at Central Wyoming College in Riverton Tuesday, Oct. 4.

For more information, visit the group's website at www.thisisspoke.com.

This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council and is made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Western State Arts Federation and the Wyoming Arts Council. Individuals needing assistance to attend this event may contact the CAC at 307-766-6340. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/sac.

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New-generation jazz ensemble SPOKE will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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