Dance Clarinets

A GHMS Jazz Clarinet Ensemble

JD Parran, Director

"Mango Mangüé"

A concert of Afro-Latin music by Machito

With featured composer, bass clarinetist Paul Austerlitz, and guest percussionist Renato Thoms

8:00 p.m.

Renee Weiler Concert Hall

$10 at the door

Dr. Paul Austerlitz is Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. He combines his background as an ethnomusicologist with creative work as a musician blending Afro-Caribbean music with jazz. As an instrumentalist, Austerlitz has dedicated himself to mastering the bass and contrabass clarinets. He also plays Bb (soprano) clarinet and tenor saxophone. He has performed with musicians such as Ed Blackwell, Doc Cheatham, David Murray, Don Byron, Jimmy Knepper, and Julius Hemphill. Austerlitz has completed composing residencies at the Yaddo and Omi artist colonies and worked with the U.S. Department of State and grassroots community organizations in projects using multi-cultural music to foster social justice in the Dominican Republic. He has recently released a CD trilogy consisting of Water Prayers, featuring original compositions and world music arrangements; The Vodou Horn, recorded in Haiti in collaboration with the Asakivle drumming group; and Dr. Merengue, recorded in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Austerlitz is the author of Jazz Consciousness and Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity and co-editor of a scholarly edition featuring the music of Machito and his Afro-Cubans.

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