Grammy-Nominated Trombonist to Play at Jazz Festival Feb. 26

Award-winning music will fill Baldwin Auditorium during Phi Mu Alpha’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival.

New York jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig will perform with Truman’s Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

Herwig has recorded 19 albums as a leader. His newest CD release was “The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter” on Half Note Records, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. This is the follow-up project to the 2005 Grammy-nominated CD “Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis” and the 1998 Grammy-nominated CD “The Latin Side of John Coltrane.”

These projects were recorded live at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City and feature special guests. One of Herwig’s most recent solo recordings on the CrissCross label, “Heart of Darkness,” received 4.5 stars in DownBeat Magazine.

Herwig has also been voted No. 1 Jazz Trombonist in Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Critics' Poll.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Brendan McGregor at 573.822.2198 or Tickets will also be available at the door.
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