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March 31, 2005

Triple Door jazz event benefits history, jazz studies at UW

Celebrated pianist and composer, Marc Seales will be joined by fellow UW jazz and history faculty to explore how jazz has intimately reflected the African American experience through the years at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Triple Door Restaurant in downtown Seattle.

In Charting Change: Jazz and African American Culture, professors Quintard Taylor, Stephanie Camp, Nikhil Singh and Jim Gregory share slices of African American life and culture, from the harrowing Atlantic Passage through the civil rights activism of the 1960s. Jazz faculty illuminate the discussion with original arrangements and compositions.

Tickets prices range from $20 to $75 and are available through the UW Alumni Association at http://www.UWalum.com or 206-543-0540. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jazz Studies Program in the School of Music and the Department of History.

Jazz performers include Marc Seales, Vern Sielert, Tom Collier, Don Immel, Michael Brockman, Steve Korn and Phil Sparks.