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Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute presents Rising Star Esperanza Spalding
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 7:30pm

Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute presents Rising Star Esperanza Spalding
First Young Artist Jazz Concert spotlights 20 year-old Boston-based bassist/vocalist/composer

Twenty year-old bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding is quickly becoming one of Portland's hottest jazz exports. The Berklee College of Music senior, who tours with Patti Austin, and has caught the ears of Pat Metheny and Joe Lovano, returns to Portland as the featured artist in the first ever Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute (LVJI) Young Artist Jazz Concert.

About the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute
The mission of the Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute (LVJI) is preserve and promote the art form, cultural heritage, and social history of jazz music in the Northwest through education, outreach, and historical documentation. LVJI's programs and partnerships help to fill the void in arts education left by budget cuts in public school funding; provide opportunities for gifted young people to interact with world-class artists; encourage participation in the music making process at the community and individual levels, and increase the understanding and appreciation of our shared cultural heritage.

Leroy Vinnegar Jazz Institute presents
1st Annual Young Artist Jazz Concert featuring bassist Esperanza Spalding w/Thara Memory

Wednesday February 16
7:30 PM
The Old Church
1422 SW Eleventh Avenue
$10 advance / $12 day of show
Tickets available at PSU box office, or call 503-725-3307

For more information contact: Darrell Grant at 503 725-5828 or grantd@pdx.edu