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Joe Beck

Posted on Oct 03, 2005

This year's Music and Performing Arts Lecture Series gets under way on Oct. 20 when legendary jazz guitarist and composer Joe Beck visits campus.

During a career that spans five decades, Mr. Beck has recorded with Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Sergio Mendez, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Simon, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and countless others. He has also recorded with the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Milan Philharmonic and the Paris String Ensemble.

Mr. Beck has composed music for TV and films for three decades; the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has honored him with its Most Valuable Player Award five times.

The lecture-demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20 in the Music Hall, Bldg. 30, located on Sixth Avenue, and is free to the public. Parking will be free in lots 29 and 30.

For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact program coordinator Shirlene Campbell at 582-3009.