Jazz Violinist Christian Howes
World-renowned jazz violinist Christian Howes will present a workshop and concert at Mercyhurst University on Friday, March 1. The event is sponsored by JazzErie. The workshop will take place in the ensemble room in the D’Angelo Dept. of Music from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. The workshop will focus on different approaches to improvisation and the challenges associated with playing jazz on an instrument (violin) that is predominantly associated with classical music. The concert will be held in Walker Recital Hall at 8 p.m., featuring original compositions by Christian Howes and jazz standards. The Christian Howes trio includes on violin, on percussion and on bass. Tickets are available at the door and are $15 for the public, $10 for JazzErie members, $5 for students with a valid I.D., and free for Mercyhurst faculty, staff and students with a valid I.D. Students who attend the workshop will be given free admission to the concert.