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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jazz at the Station with The Triple Rectifiers and guest Benjamin Jennings @ WSU (Ogden: Jan 11)

A New Jazz Year
Who: WSU Department of Performing Arts & The Union Station Foundation
What: Jazz at the Station with The Triple Rectifiers and guest Benjamin Jennings
When: Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 7:00 pm
Where: Ogden’s Union Station Grand Lobby
Tickets: No tickets are required for this Free performance.

Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts and the Union Station Foundation present Jazz at the Station with The Triple Rectifiers, Wednesday, January 11,  7:00 pm in the Grand Lobby of Ogden’s Union Station.  The Triple Rectifiers are Adam Kozlewski, guitar; Adam Overaker, bass; and Bobby Gilbert, drums. The program will also feature Benjamin Jennings, as a vocalist or conga player on several of the numbers.

The Rectifiers personnel: 
Brought up in Montana, Adam Kozlewski began by teaching himself to play more than 20 years ago.  He was also guided by his stepfather, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Paul “Dr. Mongo” Garrison. Kozlewski started by playing rock, later adding blues, folk and jazz to his repertoire.  Adam studied guitar performance at Utah State University for a year before moving to the Ogden area.  He is now a graduate of the music education program at Weber State University, with an emphasis on guitar. Kozlewski also performs both solo and duo gigs at various venues along the Wasatch Front.  He has performed with the WSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo under Dr. Don Keipp, and the WSU classical guitar ensembles under Todd Woodbury.

Bobby Gilgert has been playing drums for over 11 years. He has been fortunate enough to take lessons from some of the best drummers and percussionists in Utah including Dr. Don Keipp, Jay Lawrence, James Clark, and BJ Gunn. Bobby is currently a member of the Weber State University Jazz Ensemble which he has been performing with since 2009.  He has won the local drum competition sponsored by Guitar Center in both 2010 and 2011. He plays all different styles of music and specializes in jazz and big band drumming.

Adam Overaker has been performing regularly in Northern Utah since 2001.  In 2005 he received a degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis in jazz.  Adam works with a large variety of ensembles and venues including Pioneer Theatre, The Grand Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Dizzy Desoto, Rose Sachs Gardens, the Davis Conference Center, My Noah’s, The Post Theatre, Dark Horse Theatre Company, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City Library, Wells Fargo 23rd Floor, and many others.  He enjoys performing regularly with jazz groups, cover bands, and orchestras, and is excited to be back at Ogden’s Union Station and thanks this great community for supporting live music.

Jennings performs with jazz ensembles and other groups in the northern Utah area. In addition to being a musician, Jennings also assists in producing the Jazz at the Station program and is often included in the “and friends” option of other players such as Zoltan Vegvari, Viktor Uzur and Joe McQueen. His love of jazz really began when he first started attending Jazz in the Skyroom, the earliest incarnation of this program, in 1998. Listening to and meeting jazz musicians changed the direction of his musical interests. He now works to share that interest with others.

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 or Benjamin Jennings, 801 458 8959 or BenjaminJennings@mac.com

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