Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday Jazz at The High June 20

FRIDAY JAZZ: Dan Baraszu
Friday, June 20, 5 to 10 p.m.

The High welcomes Detroit born Guitarist/Composer Dan Baraszu for June’s Friday Jazz. Baraszu has been playing guitar for over 25 years. His major influences include guitarists Joe Pass, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny and John Scofield as well as other instrumentalists like Bill Evans, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker. He received his Bachelors degree from the renowned Berkley College of Music, where he majored in Jazz Composition and Arranging. In addition, he also received his Masters degree from the University of Miami with a major in Jazz Pedagogy.

Held on the third Friday of every month, Friday Jazz includes live musical performances, art-making activities and gallery tours. During Friday Jazz, a live model—in costume—will be positioned in the galleries for patrons and visitors to see and capture with pencil and paper. The model will be positioned for short-term poses, ideal for gesture drawing and quick sketches. Pencils, paper and drawing boards will be provided.

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