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Concert to benefit Shepherd's Department of Music slated for Saturday

ISSUED: 19 September 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Concert to benefit Shepherd's Department of Music slated for Saturday)

Shepherdstown, WV--A concert to benefit Shepherd University's Department of Music will feature jazz artist Brad Rambur on Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center.

Rambur was raised in Martinsburg and, at age 16, began playing the saxophone with the Shepherd jazz band. His debut jazz album "Can't Put It Down" was released independently in August 2010 and contains the first tracks legendary jazz artists Jeff Lorber and Eric Marienthal had ever collaborated on for another artist. One of those tracks, "Warm", reached #8 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Indicator in 2011. Rambur recently opened for Dionne Warwick.

Rambur will be joined by Greg Manning and James East, as well as Rodney Zinner on the drums. Rambur, Manning, and East make up the 3Trac Project. Manning has toured with Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Richard Elliot, Gerald Albright, Chante Moore, and Mindi Abair. He is a three-time certified platinum producer for Universal Music Switzerland and has had several Swiss Chart toppers since 1996.

East became intrigued with a bass guitar that was left laying in his living room by his older brother, world renowned bassist Nathan East. In 1991, he began touring and recording nationally and internationally with Lionel Richie, Laura Pausini, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, James Ingram, Ralph Johnson, and Sergio Mendes. Other credits include Eric Clapton, Tommy Simms, David Foster, Clint Black, Celine Dion, Elton John, and performances for King Bhumibol Adulya of Thailand, and Christmas at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II.

Tickets will be $25 at the door. For more information, call 304-876-5524 or e-mail alumni@shepherd.edu.

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