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Nov. 17, 2011

At A Glance

Performance features guest trombonist Michael Dease, UI jazz faculty Dec. 1

New York trombonist Michael Dease will be the guest artist when the Johnson County Landmark (JCL), the top big band of the University of Iowa School of Music's jazz studies program, performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Mill Restaurant in downtown Iowa City. The Dan Padley/Ryan Smith Quintet will open at 6 p.m.

In just seven years on the New York jazz scene, Dease -- -- has appeared on more than 50 albums, including four as a leader.

He will perform works including "Blue Dease" and "When I Fall in Love" with JCL, and also team up with UI jazz faculty members Brent Sandy, John Rapson, Steve Grismore, and Jim Dreier, and alumnus Steve Charlson for a set including more of his compositions.

Admission (cover) for the all-ages performance is $5 for nonstudents and $3 for students.


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