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News Peter Solley/Draa Hobbs Quintet to perform at Marlboro College, March 13

MARLBORO, VT -- (March 5 , 2009) - Marlboro College will present a free, public concert by the Peter Solley/Draa Hobbs quintet in the Whittemore Theater at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 13.

The quintet, consisting of Solley on the Hammond B3 organ, Hobbs on electric guitar, Scott Mullett on saxophone, David Shapiro on bass and Peter Moutis on drums, will be playing standards from the jazz catalog.

Peter Solley was a founding member of British progressive rock band Paladin in the early 1970s. In 1977, he joined Procol Harum, with which he recorded one album and toured extensively. He has also recorded with Eric Clapton, Al Stewart and Whitesnake. As a record producer, Solley earned a Grammy nomination for Motorhead's album, ‘1916,' but his best known production work was on the 1980 hit single, "What I Like About You" by the Romantics. He now lives in Vermont and between production projects, writes, plays a lot of tennis and tends to his Gelato business in Newfane, Vermont.

Draa Hobbs '78 is a Marlboro alumnus who performs extensively as a band leader and sideman throughout the northeast. He has appeared on a number of artist recordings, including his own 2000 release, ‘Draa Hobbs: Solo Guitar.' He is currently recording a follow-up record with a quartet and runs the Jazz program at The Putney School in Putney, Vermont.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For more than 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College has also offered graduate degrees and certificate programs for working adults at the Marlboro College Graduate School, located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, since 1997.
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