Gardner-Webb Jazz Ensemble to Perform April 24

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Concert to Feature Student Musicians in GWU’s Dover Theatre

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb University School of Performing and Visual Arts will present the GWU Jazz Collective in concert on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. The program will be held in Dover Theatre inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center, and it is free and open to the public.

Wally West will direct the ensemble. Featured performers include vocalist Darrell Currence, trumpeters Kevin Clary, Robbie Collins and Adam White, saxophonists Omar Wingo, Paul Singh and Jake Hutchins, guitarist Michael Kennely, pianist Jay Seagrave, keyboardist Talon Young, bass player Mason Beam, and James Robinson and Ricky Alston on vibraphone and drums.

The program will also include a senior percussion recital by Alston, who studies under the direction of Professor Rick Dior and is set to graduate in May.

For more information on the concert, contact Dr. Patricia Sparti, chair of the GWU Music Department, at

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4264 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.