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Monday, January 30, 2006

Maurice Gordon Trio

Dale Haslam : bass
Desi Jones: drums

THE MAURICE GORDON TRIO returns to the local scene with "JAZZ JAM 2006" on Thursday February 9th, 2006 with special
guest saxophonist MICHAEL "BAMMIE" ROSE. The show will be in the School of Music Auditorium 1 Authur Wint Drive at the
Edna Manley College starting at 8:00 p.m.

The trio features Gordon on guitar with Desi Jones on drums and Dale Haslam on bass. Gordon is currently Head of the Guitar
and Strings Department at the School of Music along with special responsibilities for Jazz. He tutors modern guitar and
electric bass, improvisation and Harmony and Arranging. Gordon and Bammie will also be doing a Jazz Improvisation Workshop
on Tuesday February 7th at the School at 1:p.m.

Reedman Michael "Bammie" Rose is no stranger to Jamaica as he has been making a annual trek to Jamaica with his wife for the
last 4 years. He is a wonderful musician whom is active on the British scene where he has been a resident since the sixties.
Throughout his career he has recorded and performed with Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine, Jules Holland and his Rhythm and Blues
Orchestra, Aswad, Alton Ellis and many more.

He has also performed with South African musicians Hugh Masakela and Dudu Pukwana. Bammie has one album to his credit which
is called "REGGAE BEBOP". His repertoire includes a wide selection of jazz standards and Jamaican melodies on the tenor saxophone
and flute.

This is the first in a series which Gordon hopes to do at the School Of Music with his group and students groups. He recently
staged Jazz in the Round in December which was a student performance exam and concert. The next Jazz in the Round will be in March.

It is hope that the school and the students will benefit from the concerts and workshops. As well, a part of proceeds from the
concerts will go torwards the purchase of books for the department. The Maurice Gordon Trio will playing standards and original
compositions by Gordon. Surprise guests sometimes appear throughout the evening.

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