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NCCU Department of Music Presents Annual Benefit Concert

Give the Drummer Some poster
Guest artist Dennis Chambers
NCCU percussion student alum Jon Curry

Join North Carolina Central University (NCCU) instructor and drummer Thomas E. Taylor, along with an impressive gathering of alumni percussionists, to kick off the 2017-18 school year in full “swing.”

Give the Drummer Some, a free jazz percussion concert by NCCU music faculty and alumni, will be presented at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, in B.N. Duke Auditorium on campus. The event will honor NCCU alumnus and soul-jazz drummer and singer Grady Tate, a renowned session drummer and rim-shot syncopating expert who is a self-taught drummer.

The event will also feature drummer Dennis Chambers. Well known for his impressive technique and speed, Chambers has performed with musical artists including Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Mike Stern and Parliament-Funkadelic, among others.

The day will also feature music- and percussion-centered workshops starting at 2 p.m. in the Old Jazz Band Room at B.N. Duke Auditorium.

A silent auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the auditorium atrium, with a variety of items available.

Workshops and the concert are free and open to the public. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the NCCU Jazz Studies Scholarship Fund. Donations can also be made online at nccu.edu/donation.

For more information, please contact Thomas Taylor at tetaylor@nccu.edu  or 919-530-6319.

Published: Monday, August 21, 2017
by Media Relations and Internal Communications Coordinator, Kia C Bell [ this function might malfinction on the test server ]
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