Jazz Notables to Take Stage at Susquehanna University
SELINSGROVE—Jazz standouts Terri Lyne Carrington and Tim Miller will perform with Susquehanna University’s Joshua Davis in a guest artists recital on Nov. 9. The concert will be held in Susquehanna’s Weber Chapel Auditorium at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Carrington, Miller and Davis are all current or former professors at Berklee College of Music in Boston. All three musicians have extensive experience in music performance, having released individual and collaborative recordings and performed with other well-known musicians.
Carrington’s experience of more than 20 years showcases her work as a drummer, composer and producer. Throughout her career Carrington has worked with such jazz masters as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and numerous others. Carrington currently resides in her hometown of Boston and teaches at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, where she received an honorary doctorate in 2003.
Miller is currently an associate professor of music at Berklee. He released his first solo guitar recording, “Trio,” in 2005 and followed with the release last year of “Trio Vol. II.” Recently, Miller has performed in concerts and music festivals with Paul Motian, Randy Brecker, Mark Turner, Gary Thomas, Gary Husband, George Duke, Chris Cheek, Keith Carlock and other musicians.
Currently an assistant professor of music at Susquehanna, bassist Davis joined the faculty in 2006 as the new director of jazz studies. Davis taught at Berklee for six years as one of the school’s youngest faculty members, where he was leader of curriculum management. Davis’ recent releases have included Miller’s “Trio Vol. II;” Vardan Ovespan’s “Aragast;” and his feature recording “Squashua,” showcasing Take Toriyama, Miller and Ovespan in an interpretation of Romantic Era symphonies and the music of Sting.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones