Multi-reed player and composer Bennie Maupin is a profound jazz artist who is at the pinnacle of his artistic powers. Although he might be best known for his atmospheric bass clarinet playing on Miles Davis’s classic Bitches Brew album and as a founding member of Herbie Hancock’s seminal band The Headhunters, he has never stopped testing the waters, pushing the envelope and expanding the language. Maupin has also recorded and played with a wide variety of musical icons including Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes and Jack DeJohnette. Performing with Bennie will be Buster Williams on bass and Michael Stephans on drums. The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra will open the concert with a short set. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships. This performance is part of the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call x3355 or visit www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice.
Date: May 1st
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 for general admission, $16 for seniors and non-Wesleyan students; $6 for Wesleyan students