Award winning jazz trio to perform at Union

Published on
February 14, 2012

A prize-winning jazz ensemble is slated for a one-night-only performance at Union College later this month. 

The David Linard Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Conway Boatman Chapel. The event, sponsored by the Union College Arts and Culture Committee, is free and the public is encouraged to attend. 

The trio is made up of three students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Pianist David Linard, bassist Nick Tucker and drummer Ben Lumsdaine are all majoring in jazz studies and also are all members of the ensemble led by renowned jazz educator, David Baker. 

Since 2010, the group has traveled around central Indiana performing at various venues, including a performance for David Baker's 80th birthday celebration, held at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. As winners of the 2011 Emerging Jazz Project by Owl Studios in Indianapolis, they are scheduled to release a CD for Owl Studios in 2012. 

One of the main goals of the Union College Arts and Culture Committee is to give students a taste of different styles of music, things they might not typically encounter without traveling outside Barbourville. 

Professor Jim Rubin, director of the committee, said this trio will do just that. "I think it will be really interesting for the Union College students to see other students who are performing a different kind of music. These guys are performing jazz, and it's very unusual to get jazz to Union at all , so I think it will be fun to see students playing it," Rubin said.