Whit Sidener Tribute—Frost Alumni Big Band Concert and Celebration

February 28, 2014 — Coral Gables, FL — A who's who of University of Miami Frost School of Music jazz alumni and friends swing into Gusman Concert Hall on March 7 to honor Whit Sidener and his four decade impact on the world of jazz. Tickets now available for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring John Daversa and the Frost Concert Jazz Band with special guests NEA jazz master David Liebman, Grammy-award winner Maria Schneider, plus Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Ed Calle, Mark Colby, Vince Maggio, Ron Miller, Marko Marcinko, Lisanne Lyons, Wendy Pederson, Jim Gasior, Walter White, the Jaco Pastorious Big Band, Lee Levin, Dan Warner, Kenny Anderson, Dennis Marks, Don Harry, The Miami Saxophone Quartet, Dean Shelly Berg and the entire jazz faculty, plus scores of alums spanning the 45 year history of UM Jazz, to honor and express their appreciation to Professor Emeritus Whit Sidener for his 40 years as an educator and chair of the Department of Studio Music Jazz. Great seating begins at just $20! See also: FREE jam session in Whit’s honor on Saturday, March 8.

RESERVED SEATING--on sale now! Section A / Section B / Section C$40 / $30 / $20
Due to concert demand, discount student tickets will not be available.

Valet parking available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of UM Gusman Hall.

Whit Sidener Jazz Studio Complex Fund
Net proceeds from this concert will benefit the Frost School of Music Whit Sidener Jazz Studio Complex Fund, to name a suite of jazz teaching studios in the new Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios, now under construction. An anonymous pledge for $10,000 toward the new fund was recently received, and this concert helps our campaign move forward. Contact Lynne Gibson in the Frost Development office to make a charitable gift: (305) 284-2238 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If you cannot attend, we invite you to donate online and thank you most sincerely for your support.

Donate now!

Free Jam Session with Frost Alumni and Students—Honoring Whit Sidener
The following day, Gary Keller will host a free jam session, Saturday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Alma Jennings Student Lounge at UM Law School Library. Join alumni, students, friends and faculty of the Frost School of Music at a killer three-hour jaz session in honor of Whit Sidener. Great jazz!

Free, ticket required. (Cash bar.)

To perform in the jam session, please email jazz faculty member Gary Keller at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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