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Benny Golson Will Host Free Master Class as Part of the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series

October 03, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Frost School of Music presents master saxophonist, composer and NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson as part of the 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series.

Golson will host a free master class, Taking Note of a Legendary Jazz Career, discussing his long career and his creative approach to music at UM’s Clarke Recital Hall on October 6, 2011 at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. To reserve a free ticket, please call (305) 284-4940 or visit http://www.festivalmiami.com

Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner Benny Golson is a saxophonist and composer. With more than 30 albums to his name, some of Golson’s most popular songs include “Blues March,” “I Remember Clifford,” “Killer Joe,” “Stablemates” and “Whisper Not.” His music may also be recognized on television shows such as M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, and The Cosby Show.

The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series was established in 2003 through the extraordinary vision and generous commitment of Roe and Penny Stamps. The annual series brings an array of significant artists, scholars and music industry leaders to the Frost School of Music for the educational and artistic enrichment of its students, as well as the community.

Golson will also perform alongside the DownBeat award-winning Frost Studio Jazz Band with Stephen Guerra as conductor on October 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $65. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (305) 284-4940 or visit http://www.music.miami.edu/concerts or http://www.festivalmiami.com

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About the Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. With over 700 students and 100 faculty, it is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School.

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, and Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Chamber Orchestra, Frost Symphony Orchestra, and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.

Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, music history and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series which brings free music master classes and lectures to the community; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting. http://www.music.miami.edu


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