National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman is featured with his quartet of longtime collaborators at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m., and one hour before the show.
Jazz musician Liebman is accompanied by Vic Juris on guitar, Tony Marino on bass, and Marko Marcinko on drums. A compelling addition to the evening is trumpet genius Randy Brecker, returning to the Williams Center as Liebman’s special guest. Dubbed “a true musical pioneer,” Brecker is revered for his “quest for musical excellence, constantly expanding his trumpet style and unparalleled catalogue of compositions.”
Typical of the lavish praise extended to this powerhouse group is Don Heckman’s recent comments in International Review of Music: “What was most remarkable about the Liebman set, in its entirety, was the fact that it was utterly contemporary, cutting edge, envelope-stretching jazz in which the music nonetheless reached out to engage the listeners.”
Prior to the performance at 7 p.m., Liebman and Brecker will present a talk about legendary jazz figures John Coltrane and Mile Davis called “The Music of Trane and Miles” in the Williams Center room 108.
The Jazz Masters series is presented with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. WDIY 88.1 FM, Lehigh Valley Public Radio, is Lafayette’s media partner for the Jazz Masters series.
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