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Furman Jazz Ensemble and Combos in Concert

The Furman Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will present a concert Friday, February 12th at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman University campus in Greenville. Dr. Matt Olson, Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman, will conduct the ensemble and combos, which are coached by Olson and Furman faculty member and jazz guitarist, Steve Watson. The performance features music from Luiz Bonfá, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Quincy Jones and other artists. A native of Racine, Wis., Olson is a scholar and performer in the areas of jazz and saxophone. He has performed with a number of renowned artists including Doc Severinsen, Manhattan Transfer, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, the Four Tops and many others.