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JAZZ AT THE MARIAN Features Jazz Artist Stephanie Jordan, Cheyney University's Jazz Combo and Renowned Jazz Artists

April 3, 2014

Jazz artist and New Orleans native Stephanie Jordan will make her Cheyney University debut Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 pm in the Marian Anderson Music Center.  Jazz at the Marian is part of the University's Arts and Lectures Series and will also feature Cheyney University's Jazz Combo, as well as some renowned jazz artists and educators and vocalists.

Jordan, whom critics have placed in the company of Nancy Wilson and Diana Krall, began to receive noted prominence following the national televised Jazz at Lincoln Center Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

According to CU Band Directer Allen Gardner, "The CU jazz combo will accompany Stephanie Jordan on a few selections and perform a few solo and ensemble works."  The students are thrilled to have this opportunity and hope the CU community will come out and support their efforts.

Yesterday, the C.U. Jazz combo and select vocalists participated in percussion, vocal, and piano clinics/and workshops in preparation for tonight's peformances.  In addition, Professor Gardner's commercial music class is involved in producing the event.

C.U. Jazz Combo Members include Professor Gardner, Director/Trombonist; Tiffany Ralston, Alto Saxophone; Jimmy Mack, Bari-Sax; Andre Box,  Piano; Schalal Adolphe, Trumpet; David Gardner, Trumpet; Isaac Davis and Christopher Hammond, Percussion; Ebony Magruder, Trombone; and Saraniesha Gardner, Piano. 

Vocalists include Craig Browns-Dickens, Elizabeth Payne and Candace Cahoe.

The notable professional musicians who will accompany Jordan are Aaron Walker, Drums; Aaron Graves, Piano; Lee Smith, Bass; Alvin Trask and McNeal Anderson, Trumpet; and Ben Sand, Tenor Saxaphone. 

Ticketed programs at Cheyney University cost $20 for adults and $10 for youth and non-Cheyney students.  Tickets may be purchased at the box office one hour before each program on online at www.cheyney.ticketleap.com  Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time and parking is free.  Admission for all events is free for Cheyney students, faculty and staff with ID.   For more information, call 610-399-2365.

Please Note:  All programs are subject to change or cancellation.