Howes Trio Delivers Show & Lessons
Friday, Mar. 1
This Friday, the learning grounds of Mercyhurst University will offer a unique treat for aspiring student musicians. World-renowned violinist Christian Howes will be paying a visit to put on a single concert alongside bassist Tony Grey and jazz percussionist Milo Cinelu. Howes has earned the distinction of #1 Rising Star violinist in the Downbeat Critics Poll.
Organized by JazzErie, the event is open to the general public with a special discount for students. If you don't think that is enough, Howes will be providing students with a free jazz/string educational workshop prior to the show at 4:30 p.m. Taking place at Mercyhurst's D'Angelo School of Music, the workshop will take you through the dynamics of Howes' playing style as well as display the workings of certain instruments.
In addition to being a composer and performer, Howes is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. This engaging opportunity is an eye-opener for those who are seeking to be the best musician that they can be in the field of jazz. Concert tickets are on sale now. Students who attend the workshop will be eligible for free tickets to the Howes Trio presentation. March may or may not come in like a lion, but chances are you'll walk away a fan. — Charles Brown
Performance: 8 p.m., workshop: 4:30 p.m. // Walker Recital Hall, 501 E. 38th St. // $15 general admission, $10 JazzErie members, $5 students // (814) 824-2394 // jazzerie.com