MEDIA CONTACT FOR
One night only, August 31st at 7:30 pm, Watson Hall, UNCSA Campus, 1533 South Main Street,
Tickets $13-15. (336) 721-1945
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) presents a faculty recital by its own director of jazz studies and preeminent jazz musician Ron Rudkin.
A legendary performer in his own right, Rudkin will be joined by pianist Bob Hallahan, bassist Jason Foureman, UNCSA alumni John Hanks on drums and Cameron MacManus on trombone, and UNCSA colleagues Judith Saxton on trumpet, Taimur Sullivan on saxophone, John Beck on percussion, Janet Orenstein on violin, Sheila Browne on viola, and Brooks Whitehouse on cello.
This is a one night only concert on August 31st at 7:30 pm in Watson Hall on the UNCSA campus,1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $15 regular and $13 for students with a valid ID. Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.
For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.
About Ron Rudkin
Rudkin directs the Jazz Program and teaches Music Theory
at UNCSA. He holds a Master of Music from the University
of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from East Carolina
University, where he received a Distinguished Alumnus
Award. In addition to maintaining an active performing
career on saxophone, clarinet, and flute with his own
jazz groups and dance band, Mr. Rudkin plays clarinet in
the Winston-Salem Symphony and has appeared with the
North Carolina, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Western
An experienced band leader and arranger, Mr. Rudkin has led professional groups in performance with numerous celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, pop and jazz. His pops arrangements and compositions for symphony orchestra featuring solo saxophone or saxophone quartet have been performed by regional orchestras as well as orchestras around the United States and abroad.
Mr. Rudkin is a recipient of the Jazz Composers Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, and has toured and performed with legendary jazz drummer Max Roach and drummer Thelonius (T.S.) Monk Jr. in public schools across North Carolina as part of an educational program. As a big band musician he has performed with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Peter Duchin, and Les and Larry Elgart; the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra; the Atlantic Jazz Orchestra; and his own big band, the Ron Rudkin Orchestra.
An active jazz educator and clinician, Mr. Rudkin has directed the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble in concert at jazz festivals, concert halls and events across the Southeast. He has led student jazz combos on summer tours in Europe as part of UNCSA's former International Music Program, and for more than a decade directed all-star UNCSA alumni jazz groups and the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble at Manteo, NC, as part of the school's summer festival series. He also conducts workshops in jazz improvisation and jazz ensemble performance at public schools and elsewhere across North Carolina.
About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972.