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October 2, 2008

UMBC Presents Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet in Concert

October 16, 2008
8 p.m.
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit QuartetUMBC's Department of Music presents Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet in concert on Thursday, October 16th, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet comprises four of New York's finest jazz musicians--Ted Kooshian on piano, Jeff Lederer on saxophones and clarinet, Tom Hubbard on bass and Warren Odze on drums and percussion--performing original music composed by Kooshian, plus unique arrangements by Kooshian of music from his past (the 1960s to now), including TV and cartoon themes, and pop tunes.

"Ted Kooshian's Standard Orbit Quartet is out of this world!" --Ken Dryden,

"Standard Orbit Quartet is an enjoyable listen, full of memorable performances and inspired arrangements." --John Barron,

"Serious musicianship with a tongue in cheek approach--Great Music!" --Christopher Lams, Jazz Improv Magazine

Ted Kooshian has been living and performing in New York City since 1987. He is a member of the Ed Palermo Big Band, and has performed with Aretha Franklin, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chuck Berry, and many others. Jeff Lederer currently tours internationally and records with the acclaimed jazz quartet of drummer Matt Wilson that once again won the Downbeat Poll for one of the best Acoustic Jazz Groups of the Year, and with Salsa artist Jimmy Bosch. Jeff has also performed with the Mingus Big Band and Latin music legend Tito Puente. Tom Hubbard has performed with Kenny Barron, Dewey Redman, Dannie Richmond, Joe Williams, Mose Allison, Chris Connor, and Freddy Cole. He is a noted arranger whose work has appeared on the recordings of Freddy Cole, George Mraz, Grover Washington, Jr., and more. Warren Odze has a wealth of recording and performing experience with such artists as Judy Collins, Peter Allen, Barbara Cook, Morgana King, Chris Connor, Bobby Short, Astrud Gilberto, Dixie Carter, Johnny Hartman, Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Zoot Sims, Milt Hinton, Tommy Tune, Bo Diddley, Gregory Hines, Peggy Lee, Petula Clark, Linda Eder, Dawn Upshaw and Kenny Rankin.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.

General Public Information
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-- From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
-- Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.
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Posted by tmoore at October 2, 2008 4:55 PM