Saxophonist Herschel Bullen will join the East Tennessee State University Jazz Ensemble for the 2016 Fall Jazz at the Culp concert on Friday, Dec. 2.
Titled “Mountain Standard Time” in honor of Bullen, who hails from the Rocky Mountains, the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.
Bullen is a leading jazz performer as well as a practicing criminal law attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah. An alumnus of the famed Woody Herman Orchestra, he backed up Tony Bennett at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and toured with Dionne Warwick.
Bullen has played with world-renowned performers and bands of yesteryear, including The Everly Brothers, The Platters, The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Jack Jones, Nancy Wilson and Natalie Cole. More recently, he has worked with contemporary artists Kathy Kozins, Valerie Capers, Madeline Eastman, Denise Donatelli and Pete Christlieb, along with jazz greats Bob Sheppard, Chuck Findlay, Eddie Daniels, Joe LaBarbera and Phil Woods. He has recorded and produced two CDs, “The Post-Modern Jazz Quartet” and “Confirmation,” featuring his late friend, pianist and arranger Tom Garvin.
The ETSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo are comprised of select students from the ETSU Jazz Studies Program. Under the direction of multiple Grammy award winner Martin Walters, the ETSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform a variety of styles from swing and Latin to funk and fusion, including original compositions by Bullen and Garvin. The concert will also feature some special guest alumni of the ETSU music program.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.
For tickets or more information, call the ETSU Department of Music at 423-439-4276. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.