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Sierra College music department hosts jazz recital

Tim Stephenson Trio to perform
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The Sierra College Music Department will present a Jazz Recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Room D-12 in Walker Hall (Music Building), 5000 Rocklin Road. Special guest for the evening is the Tim Stephenson Trio, featuring Jason Galbraith.

Professor Greg McLaughlin and the Sierra College Jazz Improvisation Workshop will present an intimate evening of jazz and popular music from the American songbook. Pieces to be performed include “All The Things You Are” by Jerome Kern, “Nardis” by Miles Davis, “Desafinado” by Antonio Carlos Jobim and “Lullaby of Birdland” by George Shearing.

Tim Stephenson is a Sacramento-based jazz percussionist and music teacher specializing in live performance and studio work. In an educational setting, Stephenson had the opportunity to share the stage with Donny McCaslin, Wayne Bergeron, Dave Pietro, Rick Shaw, Jim Snidero, Wycliffe Gordon, Nancy King and Joe Gilman. He was also featured with the Sacramento State Jazz Singers on the Epic Records release "Ben Folds Presents – University A Cappella,” and performed with Ben Folds as a backup singer in 2009.

In the same year, Stephenson formed the Tim Stephenson Trio for the purpose of expanding and promoting jazz music in Sacramento. The group seeks to inspire its audiences to explore new avenues of jazz by blending original compositions with arrangements of timeless standards.

Admission for this concert is $8 for students/seniors and $12 general. Tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the Sierra College Music Department. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at machines in the parking lot.

For directions to the Music Building or more information about this concert and other events at Sierra College, call the Sierra College Music Department at (916) 660-8054 or visit www.sierracollege.edu. Click on the Events tab at the top of the home page, and then choose Music/Drama from the right side Event Categories.