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Stars At Night: Emil Richards, vibraphone

Monday, May 01, 2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

Please note: The date of this event has changed (from April 18) since it was first posted

Stars At Night Concert Series presents Emil Richards, vibraphone, with jazz faculty artists Morris Nelms, piano, Utah Hamrick, bass and Butch Miles, drums
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

As a studio musician in Los Angeles, Emil Richards is known as one of the most desirable percussionists in jazz, rock and other popular music and was called on to play in countless movie and television soundtracks. He started playing xylophone when he was six and, while still in tenth grade, Richards played with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from the Hartt School of Music, he played in an Army band in Japan with Toshiko Akiyoshi. Richards later worked with Charles Mingus, Willie Ruff, Ed Shaughnessy, Ed Thigpen, George Shearing's Quintet, Paul Horn, Jimmy Witherspoon, and many others. In the early-to-mid 1960's, Richards co-led the Hindustani Jazz Sextet with Don Ellis. Also a member of Stan Kenton's Neophonic Orchestra, he toured with both Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa in the 1970's.

Open to the public.  Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.  Fee-based parking is available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.  (Attention students enrolled in the Department Recital course: This is a GOLD event).

$10* Adult/$5* Students, senior citizens and military with ID (*plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Nancy Harris
School of Music
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students