Tsunami Relief Jazz Benefit at Edward Williams

Featuring The John Tank Group and Jazz Vocalist Annette Sanders

Teaneck (February 15, 2005)--The popular John Tank Group returns to FDU's Metropolitan campus on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 with a jazz concert featuring special guest jazz vocalist Annette Sanders. This special evening of original works and jazz standards is being held to benefit the Tsunami Relief Effort.

The John Tank Group is well known to area jazz lovers and has performed many times at Fairleigh Dickinson. Leader of the group, tenor saxophonist John Tank, has lived and performed in the New York area since 1974. He has appeared with such jazz greats as Charles Mingus, Sam Rivers, George Coleman, and Joe Morello. Some of his stylistic influences have been Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane.

Pianist Michael Cochrane, a long-time member of the group, has played at numerous venues in New York City and has toured extensively in more than 15 countries. Downbeat magazine says Cochrane's "harmonic sensitivity carries over into his piano style, swinging wiry runs with a sense of direction." Jazz Times calls him "a pianist worth hearing more often."

On drums is Jeff Hirshfield, one of the most versatile and accomplished drummers in jazz. He has worked with numerous jazz giants and played on more than 100 recordings. The group's bass player Calvin Hill is a gifted musician who throughout his career has played with many well known musicians, including McCoy Tyner from the legendary John Coltrane Quartet, tenor saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, and drummer Max Roach.

The concert is part of FDU's Performing Arts Series and will be held in Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, starting at 7:30 p.m. Suggested contributions are $10 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

For more information, please call 201-692-2449.

Metropolitan Campus

Joan Harvey

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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