Jazz Orchestras and Tim Warfield, jazz saxophone

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

MSU Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence

Tim Warfield, Jr. began studying the saxophone at age 9 and placed third at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991. He has appeared on television and stage, including the Today Show and Ted Turner's Trumpet Awards, and with such notables as Donald Byrd, Michelle Rosewoman, Marcus Miller, Marlon Jordan, James Williams, Christian McBride, Winard Harper, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Coles, Leslie Burrs, Isaac Hayes, Peter Nero, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, and Kenny Barron. Warfield, Jr. has played on several Grammy-nominated recordings. His latest release, “Spherical: Dedicated to Thelonious Sphere Monk,” came out in March 2015 on the Criss Cross label. A native of York, Pennsylvania, Warfield, Jr. serves as artist-in-residence at Messiah College, and as adjunct music faculty member at Temple University in Philadelphia. He recently joined the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia under the direction of Terell Stafford.

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, free for students

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