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Jazz Spectrum Series at Symphony Space, NYC, to be held in November

This year, the Jazz Spectrum series at Symphony Space in New York City will feature headliner Jon Faddis and a variety of other artists he admires, such as pianist Bobby Avey and pianist, flutist and composer Jovino Santos Neto. Faddis, director of Jazz Performance at the Purchase College School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music, and other artists will perform over a month-long period.

The first concert of the three, “Mixed Doubles: Avey/Wilson & Clement/Bloom,” will be held Nov. 9 and will feature Avey and saxophonist Steve Wilson (pictured), another faculty member of Purchase Jazz Studies. Their set will include the original works “Time Unfolding,” “Thinking on Influence” and others, and will also feature pianist-composer Dawn Clement.

The second concert, “Legacy: Three Generations of Jazz Trumpet,” will be held Nov. 16 and will feature 2008 NEA Jazz Master Joe Wilder. Joining Wilder will be fellow trumpeters Faddis and Max Darché, as well as pianist and Jazz Studies faculty member David Hazeltine, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Dion Parson.

The final concert, “New Latin Jazz: From Brazil to the Bronx,” will be held Nov. 30 and will feature Neto and South Bronx native Ray Vega. Vega, a multi-talented trumpeter, percussionist, composer and arranger, also leads the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra and is also a member of the Jazz Studies faculty at Purchase College.

All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia theatre at Symphony Space. Tickets for reach concert are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. To order tickets, visit Symphony Space or call 212-865-5400.

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