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News Marlboro College Presents The Peter Eldridge Trio in Concert, February 25

MARLBORO, VT- (February 12, 2009) - The Peter Eldridge Trio will perform in Marlboro College's Ragle Hall at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 25.

The trio consists of vocalist-pianist Peter Eldridge, percussionist Ben Wittman, and bassist Jamie MacDonald.

Peter Eldridge ranks "in the celebrated tradition of melodic poets, most famously represented by such disparate voices as Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and Steely Dan," according to allmusicguide.com. He has recorded three solo albums and teaches jazz voice at the Manhattan School of Music. He is also a member of the double-Grammy winning New York Voices, a vocal group he co-founded with Darmon Meader.

Ben Wittman graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance. He has toured internationally in Europe, the UK, Asia and South America, with an eclectic roster including Don Byron, Laurie Anderson, Erasure, Solas, Keiko Lee, Jiro Yoshida, Yungchen Lhamo, and the New York Voices.

Jamie MacDonald is a first-call musician for the southern Vermont/New Hampshire/Massachusetts area. He performed for several years with the collaborative experimental trio Ambassadors of Light, together with pianist Eugene Uman and drummer Claire Arenius. Jamie currently teaches bass, jazz ensemble and jazz theory at the Vermont Jazz Center and Cheshire Music in Keene, New Hampshire.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended.

For more information or reservations, 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.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.
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