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Salon series to show quintet

By Staff | Dec 30, 2011

The Shepherd University Department of Music presents the Josh Quinlan Quintet in the fourth concert of the Shepherd Music Salon Series. The concert will be Tues., Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Horton Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Quinlan, a saxophonist, composer and educator, based out of Colorado, has performed with many jazz greats including Bob Brookmeyer, Jim McNeeley, Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, Natalie Cole, Bobby Shew, Steve Wilson, Greg Gisbert, Fred Wesley, Brad Goode, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Maria Schneider and Claudio Roditi.

Quinlan is currently the director of education for the Colorado non-profit Gift of Jazz, director of the Dazzle Recordings label, co-director of the Telluride Jazz Celebration All-Star Program and faculty member at Denver School of the Arts. His recent performances include the Jazz Aspen Snowmass with Natalie Cole, Telluride Jazz Celebration, Denver Jazz Festival, Peru Jazz Festival en Lima, concerts with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and collaboration with Michigan Poet Laureate Linda Nemic Foster.

The Quintet is comprised of Quinlan on saxophone, John Lake on trumpet, Dr. Ben Markley on piano, Marty Kenney on bass and Ed Breazeale on drums. The members of the Quintet migrated to Colorado in the last several years from major U.S. jazz hubs including New York City, Chicago and Cincinnati. The Quintet’s newest album, Mountain Time Standards, was released in Nov. 2011 on the Dazzle Recordings label. The January 2012 tour is in support and promotion of the new recording and includes performances at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Louisville, Ky., a day of residency at Shepherd University and appearances at jazz venues in cities across the country.

For more information, call 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.