LEWISBURG, Pa — Bucknell University will host a free concert by the acclaimed Jae Sinnett trio Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.

The performance is sponsored by the Bucknell University Department of Music and the Kushell Music Endowment. 

Drummer and composer Jae Sinnett has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Mangione and Randy Brecker, and has eight critically acclaimed recordings as a leader. He has composed more than 100 jazz works, and has scored music for five documentaries including "John Biggers: Stories of Illumination," which aired on PBS. He is beginning his 15th year as jazz producer and host for National Public Radio affiliate, WHRV-FM in Norfolk, Va.

Jae Sinnett has eight recordings out as a leader, the first of which was released in 1986. His most recent recording, "The Sinnett Hearings," has been recognized as his most significant recording to date, having been called by the reviewers at the website earBuzz.com "one of the finest straight-ahead compositional collections we've heard." Reviewers at the popular website cdbaby.com call it "a must have." For more information about Jae Sinnett, see www.jaesinnett.com

The Jae Sinnett trio includes pianist Allen Farnham and bassist Terry Burrell.

A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Farnham has performed with Mel Torme, Susannah McCorkle, John Fedchock and many more.

Burrell, who performed extensively with Steve Coleman and the Five Elements, also has performed with such luminaries as Chuck Mangione, Hilton Ruiz and many more.

The trio first performed together in 1995 and has been together as a working group since. Some of the trio's recent performances include The Ella Fitzgerald Festival in Newport News, Va., The University of Wyoming, Coe College, Iowa State University, The M'Shop in Ames, Iowa, and The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, Millersville University, Wayne State University, the Texas Jazz Festival, the Tucson Jazz Festival, and Emory University in Atlanta. 

Posted Sept. 18, 2006

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