March 29, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jazz artist and tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield will perform with his quintet — Orrin Evans, piano; Warren Wolf, vibraphone; Vicente Archer, bass; and Chris Beck, drums — April 5 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The concert, which is open to the public without charge, is the final event in the spring 2006 Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesday series produced for the university by Phil Haynes.

"Music lovers who may be familiar with Wynton Marsalis through his appearances on the Bucknell campus will especially enjoy Warfield's brand of jazz," according to Phil Haynes who produces the Jazz at Bucknell series for the university. "Most of his quintet has worked with Marsalis in the past and together they bring a strong traditionalist insight to the art of improvisation."

Warfield was chosen to be a member of trumpeter and CBS/Sony recording artist Marlon Jordan's Quintet in 1990. The following year, he was selected to record "Tough Young Tenors" on the Island/Antilles label. This release was called on of the top 10 recordings of the year by The New York Times.

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. His first recording as a leader, "A Cool Blue," was selected as one of the top 10 of the year in a 1995 New York Times critics' poll, as was his 1998 recording, "Gentle Warrior."

In 1999, Warfield began working with New Orleans trumpeter and Warner Bros. recording artist Nicolas Payton. Warfield has appeared on several GRAMMY-nominated recordings including Stefon Harris' "The Grand Unification Theory," as well as Payton's "Dear Louis" and "Sonic Trance."

Jazz at Bucknell is conceived to present international modern masters and young visionaries to the campus and surrounding community several times each year. Programming will showcase 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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