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The Chris Parker Septet: JAZZ ~ Funk, Latin, Straight Up
May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
The Chris Parker Septet: JAZZ ~ Funk, Latin, Straight Upconcert will dazzle the evening of May 3, 2019 at the Orange Bank & Trust Co Great Room in Kaplan Hall which has two and a half story windows overlooking the Hudson River. Beginning at 7:30pm, composer/pianist/professor and director of jazz studies at SUNY Orange, Chris Parker will play while leading his Septet in performing original compositions plus some new surprises – new works – made for this occasion by Chris Parker.
His ensemble is composed of spectacular musicians who are engaging and enthusiastic as well as at the top of their game: Matt Hong is accomplished on alto sax and clarinet; Carl Maraghi is fabulous on baritone sax and bass clarinet; Marshall Gilkes is superb on trombone; multi-instrumentalist Rob Thomas is fluent on cello and bass; however his five-string violin speaks a unique language; Paul Rostock on acoustic and electric basses is a well-seasoned, very versatile player; and Marko Marcinko is accomplished on drums and piano and has played with Parker as well as his own Latin group for many years and also directs jazz studies at Penn State. Chris Parker is playing the baby grand. This combination of instruments makes possible a variety of interesting tone color combinations and goes hand in hand with Parker’s eclectic mix of compositions.
Tickets: Box Office opens on May 3 only at 6:45pm; $15 adults; $10 senior citizens, faculty, staff, alumni; free – all students. Tickets available online anytime at:www.sunyorange.edu/arts_comm/
with a $2.50 service charge for each ticket.
Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in the parking garage entered at 73 First St. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891 or