The 20th Annual Duke Jazz Series

Sponsored in part by:

Borgani Saxophones

Series Tickets
Student Admission - $45
General Admission - $50
Single Tickets
Student Admission - $12
General Admission - $15

For information about
the series and additional performances, call the Page Box Office at
(919) 684-4444

Additional sponsors:
Millennium Music
(at Brightleaf Square)

The Independent
The Hilton Durham
YAMAHA Corporation
Sir Speedy
(The Harbor for Girls and Boys)
WXDU-FM 88.7
WNND-FM 103.9
WNCU-FM 90.7
WUNC-FM 91.5

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All Concerts at 8:00pm in Baldwin Auditorium
Paul Jeffrey, Director

Justin Robinson Justin Robinson, alto sax
and the Duke Jazz Ensemble
Friday, September 20, 2002

Alto saxophonist Justin Robinson was born August 14, 1968 in Manhattan. He first picked up a horn at the age of 13, and honed his sound while attending the High School of Music and Arts (LaGuardia High School) in New York. Robinson developed a passion for the alto sax and, from the influences of Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, crafted his own distinctive sound. Robinson has collaborated with eminent artists such as the Harper Brothers, Cecil Brooks III, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross, Little Jimmy Scott, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. He lives in New Jersey and is currently touring with trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Fred Wesley Fred Wesley, trombone
and the Duke Jazz Ensemble
Friday, September 27, 2002

*Special Concert sponsored by Duke Institute of the Arts & Duke University Press*

Through his ventures as a trombonist, arranger, and composer, Fred Wesley has established himself as one of the preeminent funk musicians. Wesley has performed with artists such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Maceo Parker. He has arranged music for groups such as Parliament and Bootsy's Rubber Band, and has led his own groups, including Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns. Wesley has also performed jazz with the Count Basie Orchestra and other groups. Currently, Wesley continues to tour, perform, write, and educate. His most recent CD is Full Circle from Be Bop to Hip Hop. Wesley's new book, Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Sideman from Duke University Press, describes the trials and triumphs of a well-seasoned funk musician.

The Italian All-Stars
Giampaolo Casati, trumpet
Danila Satragno, vocals
Mimmo Cafiero, drums
and the Duke Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 4, 2002

Giampaolo Casati Giampaolo Casati was born in 1959 in Genova, Italy, and was very active in the Italian jazz scene early in his life as a trumpeter. Casati began teaching at the Louisiana Jazz School, and since then has been extensively involved in the Italian and international jazz scenes. Previous collaborators include Lee Konitz, David Liebman and, most recently,saxophonist Benny Golson and pianist Carla Bley.

Danila Satragno is internationally renown for her vocal abilities. She obtained a degree in music at the N. Paginini Conservatory in Genoa, Italy. Since then she has been teaching and performing extensively, working with Italian musicians as well as American jazz musicians including Jimmy Cobb, Mal Waldron, and Joe Chambers. Italian monthly review Musica Jazzi put her the top ten of new Italian talents. She currently directs the vocal programs at three successful Italian jazz schools, all named in honor of Paul Jeffrey.

Mimmo Cafiero Mimmo Cafiero is one of the finest drummers in Italy. He directs a jazz school and runs a jazz club in Palermo. Cafiero has worked with many jazz artists from Italy as well as the States, including Valery Ponomarev, Joey Calderazzo, Steve Grossman, Sam Rivers, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Archie Shepp, and Ernie Wilkins. His group, the Mimmo Cafiero Open Jazz Orchestra, has released two CDs in the last two years: Musica Italiana and Sicilian Songs Splash.

Joanne Brackeen Parent's Weekend Special Concert
Joanne Brackeen, piano
and the Duke Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 25, 2002

JoAnne Brackeen has been a major jazz pianist for over twenty-five years, excelling at everything from free to straight-ahead jazz. In California, she gained experience with great saxophonists like Harold Land and Dexter Gordon. Later in New York, she performed extensively with Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, and Stan Getz. Since the '80s, she has performed and recorded primarily as a trio leader. Her two most recent albums, Pink Elephant Magic and Popsicle Illusion, showcase Brackeen as she continues to evolve artistically.

Ralph Peterson Ralph Peterson, drums
and the Duke Jazz Ensemble
Friday, November 15, 2002

Ralph Peterson, Jr. has rapidly become one of the most innovative and solid drummers on the jazz scene today. He started playing drums at age three and trumpet soon thereafter. He attended the Jazz Studies program at Rutgers Universiy and excelled under the tutelage of Paul Jeffrey, Kenny Barron, and drummer Michael Carvin. Since then, he has collaborated extensively with jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard, Jon Faddis, Branford Marsalis, Stanley Turrentine, David Murray, The Count Basie Orchestra, and Betty Carter. Currently Peterson maintains his working group, The Fo'tet, while continuing to work with current artists such as Tom Harrell. He also continues his prolific career as a highly original composer and gifted music educator.