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April 12, 2000

Recital features musician favorites

Two Baker University professors will present a faculty

recital at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16, in McKibbin Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Trilla Lyerla, associate professor of music, and Bill Gaeddert, professor of music, chose to put together a program of their favorite works because they thought a recital would be fun. They also plan to include a piece related to Holy Week because the recital is happening on Palm Sunday.

Lyerla said that her part of the program would include piano pieces by Brahms, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. Gaeddert said his part of the program will include small groups of songs by German, British and American composers.

'Night Club' style jazz scheduled at Baker

The Baker University Chris Grubb Scholarship Jazz Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the dining room of the Harter Union. The concert will be directed by Tim Cross, instructor of music.

Grubb was a student at Baker who died in an automobile accident during the fall semester of 1985. His family and friends endowed a scholarship in Chris's name. The award money is given to one returning Baker saxophonist each year.

"I always name the spring concert in his memory," said J.D. Parr, assistant professor of music. "Chris was a fine saxophonist. He was extraordinarily talented."

The guest soloist for this year's concert is Danny Jackson. Jackson is a professional trumpeter from Topeka. He teaches, operates a recording studio, is the minister of music at his church and co-directs the Topeka Jazz Workshop a professional organization in Topeka.

Jackson will play a variety of pieces including "Peel Me a Grape," which was recently recorded by Grammy nominee Diana Krall, "Blues Number Call" and "No More Mr. Nice Guy."

The Baker Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo also will be featured during the concert.

"We will be having a night club setting for the concert," Parr said. "There will be free soda. It should be a lot of fun."

Admission is free. Donations for the Chris Grubb Scholarship will be accepted at the door.

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