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By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesday series will present "A Holiday Jazz Concert" with saxophonist Tim Warfield on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall.
Joining Warfield will be guest artists: vocalist Joanna Pascale; pianist Anthony Wonsey; bassist Madison Rast; and drummer Chris Beck. [Note: Singer Nina Bundy, previously announced as vocalist for this concert, has postponed her appearance due to health considerations.]
The program is free and open to the public.
A native of York, Pa., Warfield has made several television appearances including the "Today" show, Bill Cosby's "You Bet Your Life" (where he was a member of the house band until 1992), and Ted Turner's "1998 Trumpet Awards."
He has made numerous stage appearances with artists including Donald Byrd, James Williams, The Harper Brothers, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Stefon Harris, Orrin Evans, The Newport Millennium All Stars, Claudio Raggazzi and others.
Warfield's first recording, "A Cool Blue," was selected as one of the top 10 recordings of the year in a 1995 New York Times critics' poll, as was his 1998 recording "Gentle Warrior."
He has appeared on several Grammy-nominated recordings such as Stefon Harris' "The Grand Unification Theory" as well as "Dear Louis" and "Sonic Trance," both under the leadership of trumpeter Nicholas Payton. A board member for the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, Warfield is an artist-in-residence at Messiah College. For more information or to hear music samples, visit Tim Warfield.
Produced by Phil Haynes, Jazz at Bucknell is a chamber series conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries, showcasing the entire tradition of jazz, from standards to the avant-garde, with an eye on artists who continue the innovative tradition of the music with their personal approaches to sound, style and composition.
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