w/ Rodney Jordan & Bill Peterson Student Jazz Combos
Doors 8:00 PM // Show 8:30 PM
Free for FSU Students w/ valid FSU ID
//DORY’S JAZZ CLUB//
Club Downunder is proud to present Dory’s Jazz Club, our newest jazz music series! We’ll be kicking off the year with an intimate performance by seven-time Grammy award winner and Snarky Puppy member, Shaun Martin, along with world-class vibraphonist and acclaimed educator, Drew Tucker. The event will also feature performances by FSU’s own student jazz combos. Recital credit will be offered for College of Music students. See you at the club!
Yes, Shaun Martin has a natural gift that has been evident since he began playing drums in church at the age of 4. Yes, his mother had the vision to arrange piano instruction from Carolyn Campbell and guide him on his path. Yes, he has several Grammys from his work with Kirk Franklin and the gospel powerhouse God’s Property. and Yes, he has a Grammy that crowns his many years with jazz fusion phenomenon Snarky Puppy. But you will not find this information in discussion with this gently powerful man because he wears none of this on his sleeve. Shaun Martin has been playing, creating, and collaborating for most of his life, yet his contributions go much further than just playing. When you move through the projects that Shaun has been a part of you can feel his style and influence; you can sense his presence throughout the compositions. Shaun’s willingness and ability to be a subtle part of each band have allowed him be part of the very foundation.
Drew Tucker is a musician, educator and social entrepreneur – a unique combination that place him at the intersection of the arts and activism. Artistically, he’s at the forefront of the movement to reinvent the vibraphone – a dynamic instrument that he melds with soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop influences. His jazz influenced twists on modern-day standards from Michael Jackson, to Prince and The Police, have earned him key endorsements from Mike Balter, Malletech and Sabian Cymbals – and the applause of soldout audiences nationwide. Whether performing alongside Grammy winners as a world-class vibraphonist, coaching eager high school students through national music competitions, or leading and directing the growth of local arts institutions, Drew’s passion for improving people’s lives through artistic endeavor is unwavering.
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