Thursday, November 29, 2001,
Bixler / 178 (Given Auditorium)

Philadelphia pianist Dave Burrell, who is simultaneously one of jazz's
great innovators and one of its most vibrant traditionalists, will perform
in Given Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th. The concert is free and open to the public. Burrell has recorded 25 albums as a leader and has appeared on 107 albums. He has recorded extensively and famously with saxophonists Archie Shepp and David Murray, and has worked with musicians ranging from avant-garde leader Anthony Braxton to Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones to Ellington drummer Sam Woodyard. Burrell's dynamic compositions reveal strong influences from ragtime, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington, and also reflect his youth in Hawaii. A graduate of the University of Hawaii and of Berklee College of Music, Burrell has taught master classes in Sweden, France and England and at such American institutions as New York University, Rice University, and Swarthmore College. He has been awarded fellowships by the Smithsonian Institution, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and will come to Colby fresh from a tour of Japan.

Public event