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David Friesen "Circle 3" Jazz Trio April 11, FREE!

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Thu, 04/11/2019
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CWU Music Building Recital Hall


David Friesen, phenomenal jazz bassist, will appear with his “Circle 3” trio at CWU on Thursday, April 11, 7pm, in the Music Department Recital Hall. The concert is free for all to attend.
David Friesen has recorded over 78 CD's as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Dejohnette, Airto Moreira, and many others. He has performed in concert as a soloist (Friesen is one of two or three bassists in the world that is able to play a solo concert and keep an audience riveted) and with his own groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and South America.

David Friesen is included in 2 recent separate polls as one of the 100 Greatest Jazz Bassists of all time, and one of 20 of the most influential jazz bassists in the history of jazz. In 1997 he was nominated for the best jazz bassist in the American Jazz Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
The other two members of the trio are Joe Manis and Charlie Doggett. SteepleChase recording artist Joe Manis is noted for the strength of his "intense, updated take on the glorious Rollins-'Trane tradition." He released his debut album Evidence in 2009. Manis was the recipient of a 2013 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. Manis plays alto saxophone with the Alan Jones Sextet, has toured Europe as a duo and trio with David Friesen, and plays with Friesen's Quartet and Quintet. Charlie Doggett, drummer/percussionist/composer, is one of the most enigmatic drummers on the world jazz music scene today. He has earned a BA in Music from the University of Oregon, where he studied with Charles Dowd and Gary Versace. He has performed with a long list of stellar artists including Javon Jackson, Nancy King, David Frishberg, and Poncho Sanchez. He has appeared at such festivals as, British Columbia’s du Maurier International Jazz Festival, the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, Alberta, Canada, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, the Ballard Jazz Festival, and the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz. His performances have been featured on Branford Marsalis’ NPR Jazz Set Program, the WB's prime time show "Jack & Jill" and the title track for the movie "Kat and Allison".





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