Bob Hallahan, jazz piano, with Ron Rudkin, alto saxophone and clarinet

Sun, Sep 16 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL

Bob Hallahan, jazz piano, with Ron Rudkin, alto saxophone and clarinet

Sun, Sep 16 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


Jazz pianist Bob Hallahan has performed and taught in a wide variety of venues and institutions around the globe, including concerts at the Kennedy Center; tours of Turkey, Russia and China; and numerous jazz clubs, such as Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley, The Jazz Standard in New York, and Nardis in Istanbul. He has been heard both as a featured soloist and with such internationally recognized jazz artists as Joe Henderson, Clark Terry and Anita O’Day. He has appeared on over 20 recordings, including his most recent, The Street Where You Live

An assistant professor in the JMU’s School of Music a since 2010, Hallahan taught for many years at both Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, and was artist-in-residence for a semester at Vermont’s Middlebury College.  Since 1997, he has taught every summer at Interplay Jazz Camp in Vermont. 

Ron Rudkin (saxophone, clarinet, and flute) has been active as a jazz performer, band leader, arranger, and orchestral and chamber musician for over 30 years. A veteran big band musician, he has appeared with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Les and Larry Elgart, Guy Lombardo, Peter Duchin, Russ Morgan, and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Rudkin has performed with trumpeters Marvin Stamm and Jon Faddis, trombonist Carl Fontana, guitarist Bruce Forman, pianists Phil Markowitz and Stefan Karlsson, and drummers Steve Houghton and Louis Bellson. As professor of music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he serves as director of the Jazz program and teaches music theory. Rudkin holds an M.M. in woodwind performance from the University of Michigan and a B.M. from East Carolina University where he received a Distinguished Alumnus Award.

 


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!



  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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