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News Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Jazz and Caribbean Beats

MARLBORO, VT – (March 8, 2013) – Marlboro College presents Rafi Malkiel, trombone, with Jack Glottman, piano and Gili Sharett, bassoon, on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00pm in Ragle Hall. The concert is part of the college’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon series, and is free and open to the public. 

Rafi Malkiel and Jack Glottman have been playing together for the past 20 years in Malkiel’s quintet and ensemble. They will play a mix of original compositions by Rafi as well as jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean compositions from his two latest albums. They will be joined for a few tunes by the bassoon player Gili Sharett. 

A composer, trombonist and euphonium player of creativity and versatility, Malkiel draws upon a vast range of global music styles and influences. These include composed and improvised works from the American jazz tradition and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, melodies and compositions, along with techniques from the Western classical music canon.

Glottman began playing the piano, guitar and bass in his native Bogotá, Colombia. Since moving to New York in 2003, he has performed regularly with vocalist Melissa Walker and with Grupo Cachimba, an Afro-Cuban ensemble.

Bassoonist Gili Sharett has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Israel Opera, New York City Ballet, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, and Encores! at City Center. Among her Broadway orchestral credits are Beauty and the BeastSouth PacificWest Side StoryA Little Night Music and many others.

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