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Ward Virts Concert Series Features the David Detweiler Jazz Quartet Nov. 14

November 12, 2021

Ward Virts Concert Series Features the David Detweiler Jazz Quartet Nov. 14

The public is invited to join College of Southern Maryland (CSM) faculty and students for an afternoon of jazz featuring the David Detweiler Quartet with Leon Anderson, Jr., Rodney Jordan, and Bill Peterson. CSM presents the quartet at the Ward Virts Concert Series Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. during a free, virtually streamed two-hour concert.

Their bios explain that tenor saxophonist, composer, educator and Vandoren artist Detweiler was born in Houston, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music from William Paterson University, a master’s in Music from Florida State University (FSU), and doctorate in Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. In 2016, Detweiler joined FSU faculty as an assistant professor of Jazz Saxophone after serving as director of Jazz Studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Detweiler has released three albums as a leader, and his album Celebrating Bird, co-led with bassist Fumi Tomita, was recently released on the Outside in Music record label.

The fellow members of the quartet are also faculty members at FSU. Anderson currently teaches drum set, jazz ensembles, jazz combo, and jazz history at the FSU College of Music, and his musical experience includes that of a classical and jazz percussionist, educator, clinician, and composer. Jordan is a professor of Jazz Studies and was the assistant principal bassist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Principal Bassist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, Ga.).  Peterson is professor of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Theory/Composition, and teaches jazz piano, jazz arranging and jazz combo. He has released his own jazz trio recording on Summit Records and has also recorded on the Unity label, as well as performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz club in New York City, Paraguay International Jazz Festival and Savannah Music Festival.

To register for the free David Detweiler Quartet concert and receive Zoom login information, visit https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2021/11/ward-virts-david-detweiler.html


Ward Virts Concert Series: The David Detweiler Quartet. Nov. 14. 3 – 5 p.m. Zoom. Join us for an afternoon of Jazz with the David Detweiler Quartet, featuring David Detweiler, Leon Anderson, Jr., Rodney Jordan, and Bill Peterson. Free. RSVP to access Zoom information.  https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2021/11/ward-virts-david-detweiler.html.  

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