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John Spicknall Trio to feature guest artist Sunday

February 15, 2016

Jamey Aebersold will join the John Spicknall Trio for a performance 2 p.m. Sunday in the recital hall of the Landini Center for Performing Arts.

The program will include jazz favorites such as "Summertime," "Love for Sale" and "How Deep is the Ocean." It is free and open to the public.

Aebersold graduated from Indiana University in 1962 with a master's degree in saxophone, one of several instruments he plays in addition to the piano, bass and banjo. Aebersold also is the director of the Summer Jazz Workshops -- held annually since 1977 at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, where he served on the faculty for many years -- which for more than 40 years have provided intensive training in jazz improvisation for musicians at all levels. The Summer Jazz Workshops have been held in eight countries and feature an element of jazz education that Aebersold has trumpeted -- the value of small-group combos.

In 1989, Aebersold was inducted into the International Association for Jazz Education Hall of Fame and in 2004 the Jazz Midwest Clinic honored him with the Medal of Honor in jazz education. Aebersold has taught at three colleges and universities in the Louisville, Ky., area, and in 1992 he received an honorary doctorate of music from Indiana University. He continues to teach, conduct jazz clinics around the country and perform as leader of the Jamey Aebersold Quartet in addition to running Jamey Aebersold Jazz.

The John Spicknall Trio includes pianist John Spicknall, bassist Joe Deal and drummer John DiCenso.


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