News CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AND WORLD FUSION VIRTUOSO RANDY ARMSTRONG PERFORMS AT MARLBORO COLLEGE, FEBRUARY 26
MARLBORO, VT - (February 16, 2010) - Marlboro college presents a free, open to the public concert by guitarist and percussionist Randy Armstrong at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 26 in Ragle Hall.
Randy Armstrong has toured the world playing contemporary jazz and world fusion, drawing on a collection of over two hundred percussion and stringed instruments, including acoustic-synth and nylon string guitars, sitar, balofon, djembe, koto, charango, and mbira. He has appeared on over 30 albums and film scores and shared the stage with such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, King Sunny Ade, the Paul Winter Consort, Pierre Bensusan, Michael Hedges, Richie Havens, Babatunde Olatunji, and Eddie Palmieri. Reviewers have called him a "guitar virtuoso" who composes "a marvelous kaleidoscope of shifting melodies" and "some of the brightest contemporary instrumentals this side of the hemisphere."
Randy holds a degree in composition and world music studies and has conducted workshops at schools, universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States. He is an adjunct faculty instructor of West African drumming and North Indian sitar and tabla at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH and on the faculty of the Plymouth State University Graduate Program. Armstrong will also conduct an afternoon drum workshop for Marlboro students that will explore how his Baha'i faith informs his music. This event is made possible by the Stephen Littauer Fund.
Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or email@example.com. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.
For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. 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.