Talented musical trio to visit Waynesburg’s campus
Waynesburg University will host The Beegie Adair Trio with special guest, Monica Ramey, Thursday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Waynesburg University. The performance will be held in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Hailed as “one of the finest piano players in the world” by Entertainment News and “an accomplished artist with a delicate touch” by JazzTimes magazine, Beegie Adair and her trio, including Roger Spencer on bass and Chris Brown on drums, play in jazz clubs and festivals around the world.
Adair's recordings are among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. A sought-after studio musician in her early days in Nashville, Adair has accompanied legendary performers such as Steve Allen, Chet Atkins, Lucille Ball, Mama Cass Elliott, Peggy Lee, Dolly Parton and Dinah Shore.
Adair has recorded and appeared on over 100 CDs, 35 of which are recorded with her trio, ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads. Her six-CD Centennial Composers Collection of tunes by Berlin, Carmichael, Ellington, Gershwin, Kern and Rodgers became an instant collectible classic upon its release.
In 2002, Beegie joined one of the most exclusive rosters in the world when she became a Steinway Artist. She is currently a faculty member of the Nashville Jazz Workshop and performs regularly in Nashville.
The event is cosponsored by Waynesburg University, the Washington Jazz Society and the Steinway Piano Gallery.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for Waynesburg students with a Student ID. To purchase tickets, visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/beegie-adair.
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