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Steel drums highlight of fall music concert lineup

SteelPan
Musicians playing the steel drums

Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will play “Stella by Starlight” as well as tunes by jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and jazz trombonist Don Sebesky at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 as the music department kicks off its fall concert series.

Show goers will also hear “It Might As Well Be Spring” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart” sung by the Troubadours, PBSC’s vocal jazz ensemble, and the Jazz Combo will also perform. The event is $10 and will be held at the Eissey Campus Theatre. Students are admitted free.

“Whether it is the big band sound of the Tuesday Nite Big Band, the mellow sound of one of our jazz combos, or the vocal stylings of the Troubadours, this is sure to be a swinging evening that everyone will enjoy,” said Associate Professor David Gibble, who directs the Tuesday Nite Big Band.

The fall concert series features seven events beginning Nov. 3 with the “All that Jazz” concert and ending with the Concert Band and Concert Chorus on Dec. 1 at the Duncan Theatre and Dec. 8 at the Eissey Campus Theatre.

A highlight of the series will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 when the College welcomes special guest Othello Molineaux, who will perform with the Tuesday Nite Big Band.

Molineaux is a virtuoso of the steel drum or “steel pan” as it is called in its native Trinidad and Tobago. He has worked with musicians such as Monty Alexander, Jaco Pastorius, Chicago and David Johansen and in 2009 was inducted into the South Florida Jazz Hall of Fame.

To view the full list of events, click here. For more information, call the Duncan Theatre box office at 561-868-3309 or the Eissey Campus Theatre box office at 561-207-5900.

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