Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Duo on February 21st

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Civic Music Association welcomes two Grammy-nominated masters, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland on Friday, February 21, 204 at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. As Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”  Amid endless choices, the sound of a Dave Holland bass line compels attention. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer and his music possesses a rich and kaleidoscopic history.


Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Duo

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

7:30 pm Curtain

6:45 pm Pre-concert talk by Pat Harbison, Jazz Professor from University of Indiana

Tickets ($48, $38, $30 and $20) to the concert can be purchased at Midwestix ( or by calling the Civic Music Association office at 515.280.4020. Discounts are available for students prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability.)


Meet the Artist Reception

Immediately following the concert, guests will be invited to join Civic Music Association for a Meet the Artist Reception at the Patty & Fred Turner Jazz Center.  $10 admission fee includes food, drink & live music by the jazz ensemble, MBR Trio.  Both Barron and Holland are expected to attend.  Thank you donors (at the Sustainer Level and above) are admitted free.


Partners in Music Education Programs

As part of Civic Music Association’s Partners in Music Education programs, both Barron & Holland will conduct masterclasses with area high school and college level students.  The jazz solo/ensemble will perform for the artists as they offer their musical knowledge and wisdom.  These programs are FREE and open to the public.


Masterclass with Dave Holland

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fine Arts Center, Room 204, Drake University

11 am – noon


Masterclass with Kenny Barron

Friday, February 21, 2014

Temple for Performing Arts – Grand Hall

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm


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