Sept. 1, 2005
A Grammy nominated jazz quartet will present its version of jazz, blues, funk and classical crossover during its "Tribute to American Jazz" performance at the Lancaster Campus of HACC. The Reese Project will perform at the local campus on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m.

Flautist Tom Reese, cellist Laurie Haines Reese, keyboardist Jake Thro and drummer Aaron Walker, who comprise The Reese Project, will cover tunes from Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Jerome Kern, as well as some of its own original songs.

The performance is the first of the fall semester for the Lancaster Campus' Cultural Performance Series. It will be held in the East Building, Room 203, on the campus at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike.

The Reese Project, which has performed at the Harrisburg Jazz Festival, Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts, Allegro Vineyards, and the Lancaster Jazz Festival, recently signed to 95 North Records. The band is scheduled to release a new CD with Jack Kreisburg as producer late this summer.

The band's performance is one of a variety of art forms that HACC's Lancaster Campus is experimenting with as it builds a Cultural Performance Series, according to Mike Corradino, assistant dean, academic affairs.

"We were thrilled with the turnout at our first performances of the series last year, and look forward to a similar response for our plans this year," he says. "The cultural series is part of our larger effort to expand the on-campus experience for our students, providing entertainment as well as education."

Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults or $4 with a HACC ID. Although tickets will be available at the door prior to the performance, advance purchases can be made at the Business Office, located in the main building on the Lancaster Campus.

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