Double Bassist Hans Sturm in Guest Recital

September 12, 2019
Hans Sturm, Associate Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies and Coordinator of the String Area at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present a recital at Baylor University on Thursday, September 19, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This will be a solo, unaccompanied recital, and the guest artist will announce his program from the stage.
Dr. Sturm has performed as soloist, chamber, orchestral, jazz and improvisational musician throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and the United States. He received his doctorate from Northwestern University and, prior to his appointment to the University of Nebraska, served for seventeen years as Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies and Coordinator of the String Department at Ball State University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. In addition to his positions at the University of Nebraska, Hans Sturm is Executive and Artistic Director of the Meadowlark Music Festival.
Hans Sturm has appeared with a variety of artists across the spectrum of jazz music, including Eddie Daniels, Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, Dick Hyman, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Eddie Higgins, David Baker, Stanley Jordan, Peter Erskine, Joe LaBarbera, Alan Dawson, Bela Fleck, and Howard Levy. A frequent performer of chamber music, he has toured with Fireflight (soprano, Japanese koto, and bass koto, double bass, and percussion) and Trinkle Brass Works Trio (trumpet, marimba, and double bass) for more than twenty years. He has worked in the electronic medium with composers such as Cleveland Scott and Joan Wildman. As an orchestral bassist, he has served as principal double bassist of many regional orchestras, including the Muncie Symphony, Quad Cities Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Dorian Opera, Rockford Symphony, and Racine Symphony, and he has toured Europe as a member of the American Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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