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Performance  |  Buffalo Jazz Octet

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Tickets: Call 716-878-6011 or visit the Burchfield Penney
$10 tickets (not yet members)

$5 Burchfield Penney members (limit of 2 tickets per Burchfield Penney membership) BY PHONE OR ON-SITE ONLY

$10 Not Yet Member

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Tim Clarke trumpet, Kelly Bucheger alto saxophone, Nelson Rivera soprano and tenor
saxophone, Steve Baczkowski baritone saxophone and winds, Phil Sims trombone, Michael
McNeill piano, Joe Goehle bass, John Bacon drums.
With Charles Mancuso music historian and Michael Hopkins poet.
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Reflections of 1968 is a series of concerts reflecting on the social, political, historical, artistic and musical aspects of one of the most tumultuous years in American History. Musical and literary artists will look at
1968 through the words and music of the time and reflect on the influence and legacy that
resulted from the immense creativity of that time. John Bacon, composer and percussionist, is a member of some of the most prominent Jazz groups in Western New York including Star People, The Buffalo Jazz Octet and the Bobby Militello Quartet. He is a music educator at UB, Villa Maria College and SUNY Fredonia. He has
been honored as a composer through the New York State Foundation for the Arts (2013 Artist Fellow) and the New York State Council on the Arts (Individual Artist Composer Commission).

Bringing together these various activities Bacon has curated a series that asks musicians and literary artists to reflect on the impact of 1968 on the present. The artists will attempt to answer questions to the current era of social and political turbulence. How have we’ve honored the struggles and achievements of 1968? Has the promise of 1968 been fulfilled? What does the legacy of 1968 mean today? Can we find answers for our current difficulties in the efforts and achievements of 1968?

Tickets: Call 716-878-6011 or visit the Burchfield Penney
$10 tickets availabe

$5 Burchfield Penney members (limit of 2 tickets per Burchfield Penney membership) BY PHONE OR ON-SITE ONLY

$10 Not Yet Member