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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

January 24, 2005

canceled - Jazz great Freddie Hubbard
set to lecture and perform - canceled

Full schedule
Music, lectures and more offered during Black History Month
Ken "Coach" Carter set to speak

Jazz legend Freddie Hubbard – one of the most prolific trumpeters in the bebop, hard bop and modal styles from the 1960s to today – will perform and speak at California State University, Sacramento in February.

Photo of: Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard

Hubbard will perform with Sacramento State jazz faculty at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18 in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 general and $5 for students.

Hubbard will also give a free talk at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the University Union’s Redwood Room. KXTV Channel 10 reporter Karen Massie will lead a discussion with the musician that will include answering audience questions. Hubbard will also give a master class at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Music Recital Hall.

His appearances are part of the University’s Black History Month celebration of African American accomplishments.
Prominent as a leader and sideman in bebop and hard bop, Hubbard also was comfortable with more avant-garde sounds and played on John Coltrane’s master recording Ascension.

Hubbard’s albums as a leader include Open Sesame, which he recorded on the premiere Blue Note record label when he was only 22. Other recordings include the albums Goin’ Up, Hub Cap and arguably his best album, Ready for Freddie.

Hubbard was a sideman to some of jazz’s most recognizable musicians including Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon and Wayne Shorter. He also played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

Financial support for this concert was provided by the California Faculty Association.

For more information contact Sacramento State professors Cecil Canton at (916) 278-4344 or cantoncce@ccolex.edu; or Steve Roach at (916) 278-7987 or roach@csus.edu. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For tickets contact the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.

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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu