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Monday, February 7, 2011

Joe McQueen @ Jazz at the Station (Ogden: Feb 9)

McQueen, King of the Sax

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts and Ogden’s Union Station
What: Jazz at the Station with Joe McQueen and Friends
When: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 • 7:00 pm
Where: Grand Lobby, Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue in Ogden

Jazz at the Station, a monthly program designed to give local jazz fans and performers an opportunity to meet and enjoy jazz, presents Joe McQueen, saxophone; and friends: Don Keipp, percussion; Steve Keen, keyboard; Lars Yorgason, bass. Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 pm in the Grand Lobby of Ogden’s Union Station. This is a free performance. Well-behaved children are welcome.

McQueen was born in 1919 and has been playing jazz since he was sixteen. He has been an important part of local jazz since 1945, when he arrived in Ogden with a band that dissolved when its leader gambled away the troupe’s earnings en route from Las Vegas. McQueen reorganized the band and stayed in Ogden. He has played with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few.

Jazz at the Station provides an all-ages venue for jazz fans and students. Well behaved children are welcome to attend as long as they do not disturb the performers or members of the audience.

For more information about this program, contact Caril Jennings, 626-6431 or crjennings@weber.edu

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