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Guest artist recital March 3 to feature saxophonist Adam Larson

February 21, 2013
Adam Larson

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a guest artist recital by saxophonist-composer Adam Larson at 2 p.m. March 3 in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Featured pieces will include "Good Day Without You," "Wheels on the Bus" and "Song With a Bridge," all by Larson.

Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as "a player for whom the word 'prodigious' was coined" and by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as "a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner to mind," Larson has garnered numerous awards that showcase his abilities as a performer and composer. Upon completion of his bachelor's degree at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008, Larson was selected as a member of the inaugural Manhattan School of Music Jazz Institute to continue his studies as a master's student, where he now studies on full scholarship. He also is a faculty member for Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Alliance teaching program.

Larson, who maintains active touring and recording schedules, can be seen as a sideman with several groups such as the Michael Rodriguez Quintet and the Nils Weinhold Quintet. As the leader of his own quintet, Larson recently recorded his debut album and has brought his group to perform at notable New York City venues such as Smalls and The Blue Note. He is a sought-after clinician and master class presenter at high schools and universities and does commissioned ensemble writing for school jazz ensembles.

Guest artist recitals are free and open to the public. For more information about UW-Eau Claire music events, visit the music events calendar.


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