UNCW Department of Music Hosts an Evening of Performances Inspired by Famed Instrumentalist Charlie Parker

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wilmington, NC - The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Music is hosting an evening of jazz performances on Friday, Sept. 27, the University announced today. Music Department Chair Frank Bongiorno will be joined by faculty, alumni, and other noted musicians from the Wilmington area for the concert, in which they'll perform a collection of works inspired by legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. The event is part of UNCW's Family and Alumni Weekend and proceeds from Jazz with Strings will go to the department's scholarship fund.

"This is a unique opportunity for the Music Department to showcase the talent we have within UNCW during an important weekend for the campus," said Bongiorno. "Additionally, we are grateful that the support we receive for this event will allow us to give back to current and potential students."

Accomplished UNCW faculty joining Bongiorno onstage will be Mike Waddell, John LaCognata, Grammy-nominated Jerald Shynett and Michael D'Angelo, Bob Russell, Andy Whittington, Danijela ŽeŽelj-Gualdi, and Jason Foureman.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the Cultural Arts building. Tickets are available to the general public for $20, with discounted rates for faculty, staff, students and alumni. Tickets are available in advance online or by calling 910.962.3500. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the Cultural Box Office door, starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance.

For more information, visit the UNCW Department of Music or contact the department Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 910.962.3415 or email

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