UALR presents Mark Boling Trio

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Artspree Concert Series will host a musical performance and jazz rhythm lecture and demonstration by the Mark Boling Trio Sunday and Monday, April 3-4.

The Mark Boling Trio will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, followed by a jazz rhythm section lecture and demonstration at noon Monday, April 4. Both events will be held in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building.

The Mark Boling Trio will be performing music from their most recent recording “Trio Life.” The concert will include original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards with roots in the tradition of the great guitar trios led by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, John Scofield, and Pat Metheny.

Main floor tickets are $15, while students can purchase tickets for $10. Tickets for UALR students, faculty, and staff tickets are free and can be picked up at the Department of Music office in the Fine Arts Building or at the door before the concert. The jazz rhythm lecture and demonstration is free and open to the public.

Mark Boling is a jazz guitarist, teacher, composer, and author. A veteran sideman with pianist Donald Brown, Boling played in Knoxville-based bands and recorded with Brown on three records for the French label Space Time Records. Boling also enjoyed a rewarding collaboration with drummer Keith Brown and bassist Rusty Holloway in the Boling, Brown, & Holloway trio.

Boling was a senior artist-in-residence at the Banff Center International Jazz Workshop, a visiting artist at the Brubeck Institute, and a teacher at Berklee College of Music’s summer guitar program.

He received a bachelor’s degree in of music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1981 and a master’s degree in music theory from the University of Tennessee in 1984. Today, Boling is an associate professor of music at the University of Tennessee and serves as coordinator of the jazz studies program.

Artspree is funded in part by the UALR Chancellor’s Circle and KLRE Classical 90.5. Artspree is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the Southwest Performing Arts Presenters.

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