By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Gebhard Ullman Clarinet Trio will perform in the final Jazz at Bucknell First Wednesdays series on April 7 at 8:30 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University. || Artist Residency
The program, which is free and open to the public, features Gebhard Ullmann, bass clarinet and composer; Jurgen Kupke, clarinet; and Michael Thieke, alto clarinet.
In conjunction with their visit, the trio also will participate in two masterclasses. The first will be held Tuesday, April 6, at noon, in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. The class will include the Bucknell Improvisational Intensive Ensemble.
The second will be held Wednesday, April 7, at noon in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building. Both masterclasses are made possible by the Bucknell Association for the Arts and the Kushell Endowment.
Born in 1957, Ullmann studied in Hamburg and moved to Berlin in 1983. Since then, he has recorded nearly 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader for prestigious labels. He is considered one of the leading personalities in today's German and international music scenes.
He has received several awards for his work and, since 1993, is a recording artist for the Soul Note label. He has toured with his music throughout Europe as well as in Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the U.S.A., South East Asia, and Mexico, and has performed at the world's most prestigious jazz festivals.
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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