January 8, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu
Jim Scully, CSUB Music Department, 661/665-6309 or jscully@csub.edu

CSUB Jazz Coffeehouse on Feb. 7 to feature guest artist from New Mexico, Mark Weaver

The award winning California State University, Bakersfield jazz program will present its first Jazz Coffeehouse concert of the new year on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the CSUB Student Union. Tickets, available at the door the night of the event, are $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors (60-plus).

The concert will feature guest artist/tuba player/composer Mark Weaver and his quartet, Brassum, a group that plays all original music, celebrating the possibilities of three brass plus percussion.

Weaver, who is also an architect, has been playing low-brass instruments since 1970 (he played trombone before he picked up the tuba). “Mark is an active member of the new creative music scene, lending his talents to no fewer than seven groups from San Diego, San Francisco and Albuquerque,” said Jim Scully, a lecturer in the CSUB music department.

Joining Weaver for this set will be Dan Clucas on cornet, Michael Vlatkovich on trombone, and Harris Eisenstadt on percussion.

The eclectic fusionesque group, Split Figure, will also be performing a set of originals. Headed by CSUB students Daniel Hardy (keyboards) and Canaan McDuffie (drums), this group has performed at numerous coffeehouse concerts as well as the Bakersfield Jazz Festival each of the last two years.

Phil (trumpet) and Monica (violin) Blas will perform a set of covers with their group, The 7th Standard Jazz Group. Joining them will be two CSUB music students, Jared Gardner, bass and Jeff Ardray, guitar

Rounding out the evening will be performances by members of the CSUB Jazz Singers under the direction of CSUB vocal music professor Peggy Sears.

For more information, please contact Jim Scully at (661) 665-6309, or via email at jscully@csub.edu.