Hamilton College will present anevening of jazz, featuring six legendary performers, Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. Performing will be Kenny Davern, clarinet;Bob Rosengarden, drums; Bob Haggart, bass; Ralph Sutton, piano; Dan Barrett,trombone and trumpet; and Joe Wilder, trumpet. The concert is free and open tothe public.

Kenny Davern has established himself as one of the finest clarinetists in theworld. He began playing professionally at age 16, and at 19 joined JackTeagarden's band. Since then, he has performed and recorded with many jazzgreats including the World's Greatest Jazz Band, Pee Wee Erwin and EddieCondon. Today he performs at jazz festivals and classic jazz recordings.

Bob Rosengarden has been a percussionist, bandleader, television celebrity andrecording artist for almost 40 years. He has played with the NBC-TV staff bandand the Tonight Show band. Today he performs with Soprano Summit, NewYork Jazz Repertory and The Trio Milt Hinton.

Haggart was one of the Swing era's most notable instrumentalists and arrangers.He first came to prominence with the Bob Crosby Orchestra where his "Big Noisefrom Winnetka" became his signature tune. He continues to be a major player intoday's classic jazz scene.

Sutton, a world-class pianist, played with Jack Teagarden's band as a teenager.Later he played with the World's Greatest Jazz Band and was a fixture in theNew York Dixieland jazz scene and San Francisco jazz clubs. He now works as afreelance artist.

Barrett, a one-time lead trombonist in the Benny Goodman Orchestra, hasperformed for television and film. His career has taken him from SouthernCalifornia, where he played with Dixie bands as a youth, to New York. He is aco-leader of the Alden-Barrett Quintet and appears at jazz festivals and jazzparties.

Wilder, an acclaimed trumpeter has had a long and productive musical career. Astaff musician at WABC for 17 years, he has also performed with the ABCSymphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and played with jazz greats such as Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Today Wilder plays with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

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