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Distinguished jazz artist to perform with ISU trio

February 7, 2011

The Indiana State University community will be flocking to the School of Music's Recital Hall on Feb. 13, as jazz artist Randy Salman will be performing with the John Spicknall Trio.

The event's quartet will consist of John Spicknall on piano, Todd Gallagher playing the bass, and John DiCenso on drums. Salman will be joining on the saxophone. Together they will be playing covers by a variety of artists including John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter and more.

Salman has worked professionally with the Indianapolis Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, David Baker, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, as well as other artists. He is a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and is principal clarinetist with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.

Also on his list of accomplishments are performances at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference and the International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest.

He currently serves as professor of music and director of jazz studies at DePauw University, where he performs with the Faculty Woodwind Ensemble.

Salman is no stranger to Indiana State, as he performed and also taught on the campus from 1977-1979 as a temporary replacement for Spicknall and Harry Gee. He and Spicknall have played many venues in Indiana and Illinois together since that time.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13. Admission is free and open to the public.

Contact: John Spicknall at 812-535-1226 or

Writer: Mallory Metheny, media relations assistant, 812-237-3773 or