New UNC Asheville Faculty Make Local Debuts with Jazz Presentations
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 3:49pm
The fall music season at UNC Asheville begins with free midday presentations by the two newest members of the Music Department faculty, William Bares and Brian Felix, both assistant professors, and both keyboard artists.
Bares, a jazz pianist and ethnomusicologist, will share some of his ideas in a free presentation at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. Bares has studied and written about the intersection of music with national and cultural identities. He comes to UNC Asheville’s Music Department after earning his doctoral degree from Harvard University and spending several years living, studying and performing in Europe.
Electric keyboard artist Brian Felix will present a concert exploring the use of analog electric keyboards in jazz, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7. Felix, best known for his work with the electric jazz-rock ensemble, OM Trio, will present original compositions as well as classics by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Lennon/McCartney. Felix holds a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree from DePaul University.
Both presentations take place in Lipinsky Auditorium on the campus, and are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Music Department website or call 828/251-6432.