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All Music Guide

Bird with Strings

Featuring Andrew Speight

June 29, 8:00 PM

Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Inside Jazz pre-concert talk with Alisa Clancy, KCSM DJ, 7:00 PM

General Admission

$18 STUDENTS/$42/$52

SJW Members

$15 STUDENTS/$36/$46

Ticket prices include all fees; what you see is what you pay.


Andrew Speight, saxophone
Matt Clark, piano
Michael Zisman, bass
Austin Harris, drums
Dawn Madole, violin
James Moore, oboe

Frederick Lifsitz, violin
Zakarias Grafilo, violin
Paul Yarbrough, viola
Sandy Wilson, cello

About Bird With Strings

Produced by Norman Granz from 1949 – 1952, the groundbreaking recordings that became the Bird with Strings discs were Charlie Parker’s biggest sellers. SJW’s Andrew Speight channels Bird as he plays the original arrangements with his favorite rhythm section. The adventurous and flawless Alexander Quartet handles the string parts with gorgeous tone, and an uncanny feeling of swing.

Sponsored by Karl & Theresa Robinson.