August 21, 2008

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jazz at Bucknell will host a performance by the Phil Markowitz Trio on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The performance is free to the public as part of the University's ongoing Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series.

Pianist Markowitz will be joined by Jay Anderson on bass and percussionist Ian Froman for this classic acoustic piano trio performance.

A 30-year veteran of the international jazz scene, Markowitz has been called "a unique voice in contemporary jazz" by critic Ira Gitler and "a great pianist and composer" by legendary saxophonist Phil Woods.

Original and jazz standards
"Markowitz frequently performs his original compositions, as well as jazz standards, which range from hard-cutting chromaticism to the most lyrical post-romantic ballads," said Phil Haynes, producer of Jazz at Bucknell.

"He has performed and/or recorded with such notables as Mel Lewis, Marion McPartland, Phil Woods, Lionel Hampton, Nick Brignola, Joe Chambers, Miroslav Vitous, Joe Williams and, an association that continues to this day, with Bob Mintzer."

As well as performing around the globe, Markowitz has served as guest artist and clinician in major conservatories and universities world wide. His home base is the Manhattan School of Music, where he is a professor in the graduate and doctoral divisions.

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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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