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Bethlehem, Pa., January 8, 2010—The Dave Roth Trio will present “A Tribute to Bill Evans” on Friday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Foy Concert Hall. The Trio includes Moravian faculty members David Roth on piano, Paul Rostock on bass, and Glenn Davis on drums. Prolific composer and recorder of music, Bill Evans (1929-1980) was noted for his purity of the song structure and concern with the noble history of the jazz tradition. This trio honors that history and tradition in the intimate cabaret-style setting of their show.
Roth is a 1985 Moravian graduate, and he completed a Master's degree in classical piano performance at the University of Northern Colorado. His work in the field of jazz education has received national honors, and his recent work, the Music Teachers National Association's Jazz Studies Guide, includes a written endorsement from Dave Brubeck. In 2000, Roth joined the faculty of Moravian as an Artist-Lecturer in Jazz Studies.
Rostock is an active free lance musician performing in a multitude of musical settings. He has been on the faculty at Moravian since 1991 as an instructor of double bass and bass guitar and has directed jazz ensembles and teaches jazz history and improvisation practicum. He is also one of the directors for the popular July Jazz Getaway and accompanies the guest artists who appear annually at the camp.
Davis is a drummer, recording artist, composer, and educator who currently leads his own jazz quartet and quintet. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has performed and recorded with many notable musicians.
Admission for the concert is $14 for general admission, $10 for seniors & students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchase online at: http://www.lvartsboxoffice.org/. Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College’s South Campus.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.